Today during my French class, we were discussing describing people. Specifically, we were talking about comparing people, saying more than, less than, and same as. The teacher had written "hommes" and "femmes", and wanted us to make general statements.

Now I admit, in my head I was thinking that this could easily turn in to a display of sexism, but I realized she was trying to make this simple and not pick on any specific people.

One of my classmates, a freshman with a snotty look on her face, interrupts and angrily asserts that she's "not going to assign gender stereotypes to words!" She then sat there with a bitchy look on her face and her arms crossed.

I just thought it was funny how angry she got about it; you could tell from her over-reaction that she's new to feminism.

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2 Responses
  1. Simon Says:

    hhmm... methinks she may have missed the point of the whole exercise!

  2. Some guy Says:

    She will hold fast to her values until the entire structure of the romance languages is changed. Good luck with that.