Author and journalist, Annie Murphy Paul, in her article, “Is Pink Necessary?”, addresses the examination of the princess phase. Murphy engages in the argument whether or not the sparkles and bright pink is necessary. She refers to Peggy Orenstein’s “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” and defends her stance on how the color pink is essential to marketing. Also, she elaborates on the idea of the princess phase being an inevitable milestone in young girl’s childhoods. Similarly, Author, Peggy Orenstein, in her article, “Cinderella and Princess Culture”, proposes her issues with the pink outlining of little girl’s fantasies and imaginations. She declares that as a mother of a young girl, she finds this over-praised phase to be harmful and pointless.