Sesame Street‘s new character, Abby Cadabby, reinforces stereotypes about girls, argue Lyn Mikel Brown and coauthor of Packaging Girlhood, Sharon Lamb. “Alas, all the creative minds at PBS, all those educators who supposedly care so much about kids … and all they can come up with after nine months of research is a pink-skinned fairy in a little petaled dress, with sparkly pompoms for hair? A fairy?”