Last week a brand new store opened its doors in Munich and it truly is a sight to behold… Monaco Princesse is Germany’s first children’s spa and beauty salon for girls between the ages of 5 and 15 ! Where do I even begin ? Not only is the concept of a beauty salon for little girls preposterous but its whole interior design is a big explosion of every imaginable shade of pink !
The proud owner of this modern perversion of womanhood, Kerstin Kobus used to be a model (what else?) and has said in a recent interview with the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung that she wants to teach little girls what it means to be a woman and that boys are not welcome in her spa….
As a mother of both, a young boy and a girl, I find the whole concept not only revolting, Mrs. Kobus’ version of womanhood enforces some of the worst gender stereotypes and it represents only one thing – a throwback to the 50’s era definition of femininity ! Why does everything associated with girls have to be limited to the color pink these days and why should we start objectifying girls as young as five ? Is is really healthy for a little girl to start focusing on her looks rather than her intellectual potential from such a young and impressionable age on ?
Let me know what you think and if you would ever take your daughter to something like Monaco Princesse…
(images: monaco princesse)