The Princess Industrial Complex: Little Girls in Pink All Over

Author Peggy Orenstein was at “a toy fair, held at the Javits Center in New York, at which the merchandise for girls seems to come in only one color: pink jewelry boxes, pink vanity mirrors, pink telephones, pink hair dryers, pink fur stoles. ‘Is all this pink really necessary?’ Orenstein finally asks a sales rep. ‘Only if you want to make money,’ he replies.”

Source: New York Times Book Review 01/23/11