Most kids end up with homework of some sort of the other, even if they are in an alternative schooling option. Heck even unschoolers at time have homework (if they choose that!) I saw this come through my facebook feed and thought WOW that is horrible. So horrible that I have to let you know that gender bias in schools is one way to just start bullying, peer pressure and negative self-image. So, yes, I would withdraw my kid from school for this type of assignment.
I’d love to know which school this came from and organize to write a few letters to the teacher/principal peacefully explaining how inappropriate such assignments are. But, since we don’t know, I’ll just inform readers to watch for assignments that may just either encourage your child to have bias OR fail an assignment because they haven’t been raised to have gender bias or just plain have a different opinion as to “who should play with what.”
If you’re a teacher, please think twice before giving out assignments that appear to be “culturally appropriate” because it is real life, so to speak. Because guess what it isn’t. You want to teach the children to categorize each other? How about I categorize you as a dim-whit?
Because a boy can love to cook and a girl can hate dolls. A girl can love legos and a boy can hate ninjas! Really. Gender bias sucks. Really.
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