Why Girls Love Unicorns: Redux

Why Girls Love Unicorns: Redux

Why Girls Love Unicorns: Redux

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Feb. 10 2011 3:55 PM

Why Girls Love Unicorns: Redux

In 2009, I wrote an article for DoubleX on a topic near and dear to my heart: unicorns. Specfically, the long and fascinating history of their association with human females.

A few months ago, I got a call from radio production team the Kitchen Sisters , asking me to participate in an episode of their great new series, The Hidden World of Girls . Past episodes have covered everything from lesbians in Pakistan and pop stars' alter egos to girls who hunt and transgender politicians.

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Yesterday, their piece on why girls love horses, unicorns and dolphins-featuring yours truly- aired on All Things Considered . Peggy Orenstein, who spoke with DoubleX a few weeks ago about her new book on girl culture, joined in as well. I especially loved hearing the voices of actual girls in this piece-particularly the one who recommends the TV show Flipper.

Give it a listen, and let us know: Were you into unicorns as a kid? Or did their sparkliness never speak to you?