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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Talks Princesses On “Sesame Street”

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Meet Sofia, Disney's first Latina princess. Well, sort of. Read More »
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What Would You Do? Halloween
A little boy learns he can't be a princess for Halloween. Read More »
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Awesome mom's reaction when her black son wanted to be a princess. Read More »
Being A Princess Is Not A Career

At some point in the life of many little girls and some little boys there comes the cold, hard realization that you cannot be a princess when you grow up. Think about it: do you really want to spend the rest of your life like Kate Middleton abusing brown eye liner? I thought not. A new clip from “Sesame Street” breaks it to those booger-eaters with the help of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Keep reading »

Awesome Mom’s Reaction When Her Black Son Wanted To Be A Princess

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Little Boy Princess
What Would You Do? Halloween
A little boy learns he can't be a princess for Halloween. Read More »

Last week we watched an interesting social experiment on the TV show “What Would You Do?” where actors playing a mom and kids went to a Halloween costume store looking for non-gender-conforming costumes. A little boy begged to be a princess and a little girl begged to be Spiderman, while nosy shoppers (mostly) discouraged the kids and their mom from those costumes. So I was delighted to see an actual real-life mom write a piece for the New York Times this weekend about the time her three-year-old son wanted to be a princess. And interestingly, her concern wasn’t that he wanted to be girly — it was that all the princess junk out there didn’t take into account her son is black.

Doreen Oliver writes that her older son is autistic and struggles to communicate. So if her younger son wants to express himself in any way, even by dressing up like a princess on Halloween, she and her husband will support him. And, she adds, “[I]f it turns out Bug is gay, we’d embrace his identity.” The problem wasn’t that Bug wanted to be a princess, though — it was that “his idea of a princess had blond hair and peach-colored skin” and sure enough all the princess costumes had blonde wigs and pictures of “smiling white women.” Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Justin Bieber Says “Every Girl Is A Princess”

On Justin's Virginity
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The pop star's sex life isn't hashed over like female pop stars his age. Read More »
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Selena Gomez has a (fake!) tattoo of Justin's name. Read More »
Justin's First Kiss
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Even pop stars can have awkward first kisses. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Meet Mollie King, the woman with whom Prince Harry is "smitten." Read More »
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  • Justin Bieber says in the new Seventeen that he “just tries to make [Selena Gomez] happy, that’s all,” by treating her like a princess. Awww. He goes on to say “I think it’s important to make all women feel like they’re princesses, because every girl is a princess.” I can’t tell if this is a barf-ily sweet sentiment or painfully unrealistic dating advice tailored to girls who grew up in “princess culture.”  [PopCrush]
  • Britney Spears is reportedly in final stages of a $15 million deal to join Simon Cowell’s show “X Factor.” Pardon me, but isn’t this show a singing competition — not an autotune competition? [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Mr. Big, I mean, Chris Noth, married his fiancée Tara Wilson earlier this month in Hawaii. [People]
  • Betty White joined Twitter … and she’s already using it to flirt with boys. [The FW]
  • Do “mamas boys” do better in relationships because they don’t have mommy issues? [Nerve] Keep reading »
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