It's not news that there’s been a litany of anti-princess messaging across the social media world and blogosphere. We’ve seen
it with Sonya Sotomayer’s appearance on Sesame Street, in the latest advertising
for engineering-themed holiday gifts for girls (see: Goldiblox
), and now even in Mercy Academy’s publicity stunt
to get Ellen Degeneres’ attention
. There’s nothing wrong with—actually there’s a whole lot of good in—teaching young girls they needn’t wait for a prince in order for their life to start, or in giving young girls toys to play with that involve their brains. I’ll take engineering-themed building blocks over Barbies or mindless videogames any day of the week.