Thursday, November 26, 2009

Even though I'm a girl?

Laura, who will turn 10 in a couple of months, reads a daily French
newspaper called Le Quotidien, which is meant to be for kids aged 10
to 14. It carries all sorts of interesting articles, most of which,
though not all, are good news, which is as it should be for children.
After reading the paper earlier today, Laura asked me, "Can I be an
architect when I grow up, even though I'm a girl?" I felt like crying
when I heard that. If I'm any sort of "-ist," it's a feminist, and so
is Véronique, so for the life of me I don't know where Laura got this
notion.

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