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They Learn it Young

My daughter is five. Since starting school last year she’s been making random sexist comments. It’s disturbing to see it start this young and yet be powerless to stop it. 

“Purple is a girl color!” - when her little brother said he liked purple

“Men can’t be kind. Only women can be kind.” - We were killing time in a lobby and she asked me ‘which one is the kind face?” on the magazine rack. My choices were a scowling Muhammad Ali, a stock photo lady with a weird expression, and a smiling Bernie Sanders.

“Boys kill the bad guys and girls don’t kill the bad guys.” - despite the fact that she has a game in which she can play a couple female superheroes