Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sotomayor tells Sesame Street: ‘Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career’

By Kay Steiger
Friday, November 9, 2012 13:39 EST

Stotomayor on Sesame Street
Supreme Court Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered some real talk to to Sesame Street character Abby about princesses and careers. 

Sotomayor explained that a “career is something that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time,” but when Abby says she wants to be a princess, Sotomayor shut that down pretty quickly.

“Abby, pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” Sotomayor said.
Abby replies, “You’re right. I guess a princess isn’t really a job.”

Instead, Sotomayor suggested, Abby could be “a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, an engineer and even a scientist.” She explained how she got to be a Supreme Court justice, to which Abby replied, “Wow, that sounds important.”

“It is,” Sotomayor confirmed.

Take that, Disney.

Watch the video, uploaded to YouTube by Sesame Street on Nov. 9.

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