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Dina Goldstein's Fallen Princess Series

Death by Party | Dina Goldstein’s Fallen Princess Series

This entry is brought to you courtesy of our month-long homage to Women’s History Month, “The Female Power Project.”

The Fallen Princess photos is one of those artist series that has become a bloggers darling, it’s made it’s rounds through dozens of blogs, going quasi viral. But as Mr. Brown has pointed out, a hook doesn’t make it less important and the fact that it’s popular isn’t going to stop me from posting it here.

Dina Goldstein’s slick  series digs at Disney’s gross perpetuation of the sugar and spice and everything nice little princess stereo types that perpetuated brainwashing women into “their place” for years. Seeing the Disney fairy tales juxtaposed next to the gross realities of the real world are hilarious and heartbreaking.

The corrosion of those fantasies are a truth that everyone experiences as they grow up. The prom queen is destined to be a fat clerk at Walmart, the football captain is doomed to be the bald & pot bellied corner bar drunk. Even pointing out the cliche is a depressing cliche…

The more I write, the more I want to slit my wrists. You know what? Fuck you Dina Goldsein. I don’t think I like your photos after all.

Be sure to check out her work here

-Maryanne Faithless

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