Peggy Orenstein (b. 1961)

Journalist and author of books and essays on gender and family diversity. Born in Minneapolis, Orenstein is a 1983 graduate of Oberlin College. From Schoolgirls (1994) to Cinderella Ate My Daughter (2011), Orenstein’s books examine how, in the words of Bitch magazine, “the media and popular culture . . . serve up distorted visions of womanhood to girls.”