Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sexism spotted!

Naughty or nice list
We went downtown last week to see various sights, and found this statue of Santa at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, with a horribly sexist naughty or nice list. There was one girl with a checkmark on the naughty side, out of something like 25 people marked naughty. One. All the rest were boys. Is this really the kind of message we want to send our children?
I was there with Lauren, and we made sure to talk loudly about it to our kids. I'm already fighting this idea Moira has picked up that boys are mean and girls aren't, despite some obvious examples either way.

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