Reading Peggy Orenstein's 2006 article What's Wrong With Cinderella?:
"On the other hand, there is evidence that young women who hold the most conventionally feminine beliefs — who avoid conflict and think they should be perpetually nice and pretty — are more likely to be depressed than others and less likely to use contraception."
HAHAHA. No, no, it's serious...I just like the way that it's phrased xD;
"I recall a headline-grabbing 2005 British study that revealed that girls enjoy torturing, decapitating and microwaving their Barbies nearly as much as they like to dress them up for dates."
Rofl. I'm going to keep updating this as I find quotes that I like.
"If nothing else, pink and Princess have resuscitated the fantasy of romance that that era of feminism threatened, the privileges that traditional femininity conferred on women despite its costs — doors magically opened, dinner checks picked up, Manolo Blahniks. Frippery. Fun. Why should we give up the perks of our sex until we’re sure of what we’ll get in exchange?"
Sad. I'm still conflicted over whether or not to let a guy pick up the tab. It's a nice gesture and I don't want to belittle it, but I think it sends the wrong message to accept that more often than you offer it.