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CUNICO, Sabrina Daiana; FAGUNDES, Alice Lopes Caldas; SOUZA, Nathalia Amaral Pereira de  and  STREY, Marlene Neves. Every woman dreams of being a princess? Problematization over princess schools. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 188-199. ISSN 1516-3687.

Countless achievements can be the result of women's struggles for more equitable conditions in society. The adage "a woman's place is wherever she wants to be" has gained more and more strength. However, the idea that there is such thing as a feminine essence among all women is still very present socially, which ends up considering certain choices undervalued and judged as not belonging to this essence. The present article, from a narrative review, problematizes the existence of Princess Schools, which proposes to teach girls how to be in the world properly. By teaching traditional behaviors associated with modesty, beauty, and domestic activities, such schools ignore the importance of socially positioning in a country where thousands of women suffer several kinds of prejudice and violence on a daily basis, representing a setback for accomplishments women who have fought and still struggle for a more equitable world have achieved.

Keywords : gender; women; princess; stereotypes; feminine.

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