Ad cam­paign for school touts no Prince Charm­ing for girls

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LOUISVILLE | An ad cam­paign by a pri­vate Catholic high school for girls in Ken­tucky says its stu­dents don’t need to find Prince Charm­ing to live hap­pily ever af­ter.

Mercy Academy Prin­ci­pal Amy El­stone says the cam­paign uses pointed phrases like “You’re Not a Princess” and “Life’s Not a Fairy Tale” to high­light the school’s em­pha­sis on crit­i­cal think­ing. The posters went up at a few bus stops and bill­boards around the city. But the mes­sage has drawn wider at­ten­tion with the sug­ges­tion that girls don’t need a Prince Charm­ing to be happy.

The ads have been high­lighted on na­tional me­dia out­lets and gen­er­ated buzz on the In­ter­net.

Mercy stu­dent Olivia Fung says she had the same princess dreams many girls had when she was younger. But now she’s plan­ning her own ca­reer in ad­ver­tis­ing.

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