"[L]ittle girls take their cues about what is desirable by looking at how boys and men respond to older girls and women. The father who lavishes adoration on "Daddy's little princess" but ogles high-school cheerleaders is sending his daughter a clear message. The message is that the princess phase won't last much longer- and if you want to grasp and hold adult male attention- you need to be sexy." http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/men-and-the-sexualization-of-young-girls/
Encouraging princess culture–however innocently–contributes to the sexualization of girls. Men can be part of the solution to the "princess problem."