Lately, I’ve been thinking about this thing called sexism. If you don’t know what sexism is, it means when you judge a boy or girl by their gender. This world is sexist and many people are sexist, but no one knows or even thinks about it. Even educated people who are so-called “smart” can be sexist.
Here’s an example that proves that educated people are sexist. One day I was in school. It was around 3:25 pm, and I was talking to a teacher. I had just gotten my ears pierced a few day ago, and she asked me,
“Don’t you think you’re too young to have your ears pierced?”
I replied, “No, I’m not, I’m 13.” After that I said, “Do you have a daughter?”
She said, “Yes, I do.”
I replied, “So, does she have her ears pierced?”
She said, “Yes.”
I said, “How old is she?”
She replied, “Twelve.”
Then I said, “Just because I’m a boy, I can’t have my ears pierced at a younger age? That is sexist.” She didn’t want to argue with me.
Another example is that one day I was in math class and one of my friends was ripping up paper, and she thew it on the floor. My math teacher didn’t see who it was. When she saw all the paper on the floor she said,
“Whoever ripped up this paper, man up, and pick it up!” I told my teacher that that comment was really sexist.
Here’s another example from school. I was ELA class and my teacher told me a story. She told us that last year she was reading a book to her 8th grade class, and she would pick on the boys to answer her questions. Finally, one of her students last year asked her why she always called on the boys.
Here’s one final example with boys. One day I was playing basketball, and I got hit and and it hurt really bad. I got mad and cried, and someone told me to “stop being a female body part.” And I thought to my myself, “That is sexist.”
The reason I’m giving all these examples is that you don't have to be dumb or smart to be sexist. I don't blame you if you are sexist because the whole world is. I am sending this message out to stop that. STOP BEING SEXIST!