Monday, January 05, 2009

Time for some feminism training

Yikes. Yesterday TLM declared that doctors are boys and nurses are girls. This, when her own GP is a woman, and the mum of one of her ex-playmates is a doctor too.

Good grief.

5 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

Gives you the chance to nip it in the bud though.

PBS said...

That's one of the things I really notice in supervising family visits: how segregated "boys" toys and games and "girls" toys and games still appear to be. Definitely time for some feminism and gender equality training!

Make Tea Not War said...

We need some feminism training around here too. At the moment my daughter's life plan is to be a solo mother with no partner and no job.

Violet said...

nigel: that's right!

pbs: for sure. There's way too much pink in products aimed at girls.

mtnw: well at least she isn't expecting to leave school and get married straight away, which I remember some girls believing when I was about 16.

Angela said...

It is still all out there at least you can teach her she can be whatever she wants to be