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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:24 PM

Sotomayor shuts down Disney: "Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career"

Awesome advice...stop pushing the Princess myth that will get rescued by the Prince
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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.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/09/sotomayor-tells-sesame-street-pretending-to-be-a-princess-is-fun-but-it-is-definitely-not-a-career/

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:27 PM

1. I'm pretty sure that Disney realizes that being a princess isn't a real job

Is this another cause, i.e., trying to shut down Disney princess movies? Just wondering, as the list is getting long, and I don't want to miss anything.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:32 PM

2. Don't know about shutting down Disney, but the whole "princess" thing seems

to be getting out of hand. Let's give little girls something more real than pinkalicious princess crap. (And speaking of crap, there is a lot of triple C sold in the name of "princesses")

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. I wish she had told the Count that being a Vampire wasn't a career either... n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. It seems to work out for her fellow justice Scalia, though.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

11. The Count was a mathematician and a math educator who happened to be a vampire. nt

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. A girl my daughter worked with was Minnie Mouse in Orlando for a while.

Sounds like a great job to me. My son is a gunfighter and quick draw artist at Six Flags. I think making children happy is still pretty important.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:18 PM

6. like this! eom

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:32 PM

7. Just had a conversation with a Navy Vet friend

Telling him of my childhood experiences. Dad was a Longshoreman on the NYC piers back in the 1950s. He used to take me to the piers with him and sit me on his lap as he drove his Hi LO and loaded the cargo onto the ships. After that he would take me on the ships, mostly international, and all the sailors would smile and say hello to me. I LOVED that!!!!!! How many little girls get to do things like that? Take your daughter to work? Dad did that back in the 50s!!!!

Dress up as a Princess? Hell, no, I would rather be riding that Hi Lo and walking around ships dreaming about foreign ports when I was little girl.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:40 PM

8. Princess: It's only a career at DisneyLand and it just pays minimum wage. nt

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

9. OMG, they're hatred of her just ramped up to nuclear.

 

She tole the truth on Sesame St.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

10. I think after the Republican Presidential nominee attack on Big Bird, Democrats have some room to

maneuver.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. Can't argue with that. nt

 

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