I hate to say this, but you need to start now. Just teaching her stuff I’m sure you are already teaching her and don’t even realize…

Different than we were taught.

Little boys shouldn’t be mean to you because they like you. When you like someone, you treat them well.

My son got in school suspension two years ago for physically separating a little boy and girl. The boy had been chasing the girl ALL SCHOOL YEAR, and all year the girl had been asking him to stop; she didn’t like it. The playground attendants just called it playing, and boys will be boys.

But that little girl DREADED recess every day. Don’t you know she got a knot in her stomach every lunch period knowing what was coming?

My son finally could not take it anymore. He told the boy to leave her alone. There was shoving and both were suspended.

I hope he would do it again. Someone should have.

It doesn’t wait for the curves and hormones. Male entitlement over females begins far earlier, systemically. And the only way to combat it is to call it by name and stop assigning cute little characteristics to it.


I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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