Today in Psychology we had a debate on whether or not Women’s Boxing should be an Olympic sport. No one in the class was really against it, and since the article we read prior to the debate was extremely sexist, we were basically all talking about feminism and equality in general.
One topic leads to another and we’re talking about gender and sex. Somehow, some kid brought up the fact that there are more than two genders, and I fed off of that with some long comment.
I was sitting next to a boy who wasn’t really following what I was saying. He was asking questions about it, and really made an attempt to understand. What he did understand, 10/10, was that this was a topic that he was not educated on. He didn’t act as if I was stupid, and he was very accepting and willing to hear more.
However, a girl across from me (who, for the record, talked on and on about topics she knew nothing about, and thinks she’s some grand old overlord of equality knowledge) made faces at me saying I was out of my mind. And she refused to listen to what I had to say because she was too busy laughing with her friend about how could I possibly think there were more than two genders.
Okay so my point is, the boy sitting next to me is an awesome example of how everyone should ever address ideas that they are ignorant on.