Sophia Loren, too long have I been blind to your splendor
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Sophia Loren, too long have I been blind to your splendor

Years ago, while adjunct teaching first-year Italian, I shared a humble university office with a rather dashing woman from Milan, a veteran of the Italian fashion industry, former children’s librarian, and mother. One afternoon she asserted as unambiguous fact that Sophia Loren is the most beautiful woman who’s ever lived. I didn’t have a response. … Continue reading

Some SAHMurai thoughts on Disney’s Princess Posse
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Some SAHMurai thoughts on Disney’s Princess Posse

  Princess culture. It’s been a whole hullabaloo since Peggy Orenstein’s 2011 book Cinderella Ate My Daughter, and before that, too. But that’s also the year my daughter was born and I fully tuned in. Like any parenting debate, it’s a touchy one. Criticizing the princess industry implies criticism of those who (literally) buy into … Continue reading