- Sotomayor Returns to Sesame Street with Career Advice that Includes Definition of the Word
U.S. Supreme Court
Sotomayor Returns to Sesame Street with Career Advice that Includes Definition of the Word
Posted Nov 12, 2012 6:26 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Would-be princesses got some sobering news when Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared recently on Sesame Street. It's time to think about a real career, they learned.
Sotomayor defines the word "career" in an exchange with Abby, described by Time as a "pink, perky, uber-feminine character." When Abby tells Sotomayor she would like a career as a princess, the justice brings the muppet back to reality.
"Pretending to be a princess is fun,” Sotomayor tells Abby, “but it is definitely not a career."
Sotomayor offers some other options: judge, teacher, lawyer, doctor, engineer and scientist.
“While Kate Middleton may disagree,” the Huffington Post writes, “when Abby thinks about it, she agrees that being a princess really isn't a job.” Abby decides that she would like a career as a judge.
Sotomayor made a previous appearance on Sesame Street earlier this year when she judged a dispute involving Goldilocks.
Hat tip How Appealing.