Lyn Mikel Brown (education) has spent countless hours scouring malls to assess products marketed to girls. “The issue is 25,000 Princess products” … “When one thing is so dominant, then it’s no longer a choice: it’s a mandate, cannibalizing all other forms of play. There’s the illusion of more choices out there for girls, but if you look around, you’ll see their choices are steadily narrowing.”