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So proud of my 9yo dd....

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Kampeki Sat 09-May-15 22:17:13

We were watching a news report about Nicola Sturgeon earlier, in which there was some comment about her high heels and a lot of footage of her legs.

So dd says "why, when it's women, do they always focus on dresses and shoes?"

I am so used to casual sexism that I tend not to notice stuff like this very often, and it's not something I have ever pointed out to dd. I'm just so proud that she is able to watch things like this critically, and realise that it isn't right.

scallopsrgreat Sun 10-May-15 00:25:05

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings...

She sounds great Kampeki. And insightful.

Kampeki Sun 10-May-15 00:38:07

Thanks scallops Obviously, I think so, but I may be slightly biased! smile

ShumbTucker Sun 10-May-15 13:05:23

DS sees this too, he usually starts a commentary on the men's suits to provide some balance. I'm glad he sees it, and treats it with the distain it deserves but if your 9 year old and my 11 year old see it then why the bloody hell don't the correspondents!

Charis1 Sat 16-May-15 20:50:58

What I noticed on election night was the way she was "steered" into a building with a man's hand on her back. This also happened to other women standing as MPs, but not to men. i mentioned it to DS, who thought it was probably security, but even so, it didn't seem to happen to any men. maybe I am being over sensitive.

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