Watch: Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talks Girly Careers on Sesame Street

The first Latina to sit on the nation's highest court stopped by Sesame Street to inspire young girls, and one pink puppet.
By: SheWired Editors
November 12 2012 2:01 PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to talk to Abby Cadabby and young girls about what kinds of careers are available to them. And those options are far beyond the stereotypical "princess" role that society tells girls to aspire to, says Sotomayor. 

Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on the nation's highest court, tells Abby Cadabby that while pretending to be a princess can be fun, it is most certainly not a career. 

"A career is a job you train for, or prepare for, and plan on doing for a long time," Sotomayor says to the pink puppet. When Abby asks what kinds of things she could grow up to be, Sotomayor lays out a litany of options that curiously don't include a stay-at-home wife and mother. 

"Well, you can go to school and train to be a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor, and engineer, and even a scientist," says Sotomayor. 

We're guessing Sotomayor puts the emphasis on a girl's ability to become "even a scientist" because of the dismal numbers of women in scientific leadership roles.

And we'd bet money this episode of Sesame Street was brought to you by the letter C. What other powerful lady-words can you think of that start with a C? 

Watch the clip below.


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