10yo Lily: You know what the problem with this world is?
Me: No, but I'm sure you're going to tell me.
Lily: Gender normative hegemony. That's the problem.
Me: I never should have taught you that phrase.
Lily: Do you know what that means?
Me: I literally just said I taught you what it meant.
Lily: It means that maybe I don't want to have an appropriately girly Halloween costume. Maybe I want to dress up as Thor.
Me: Be honest. You just want that hammer.
Lily: It means that maybe I'm sick of people asking me if I'm going back to work after I have my baby. Maybe I wish they'd ask my husband that.
Me: You realize you're neither pregnant nor do you have a husband, right?
Lily: And don't even get me started about Trump and Hillary.
Me: Please. Please don't get started on that.
Lily: The thing is...
Me: You're right. One day without talking about the election was WAY too much to ask.
Lily: The thing is, people don't even realize that, like, so much of their dislike for Hillary comes down to bias they're not aware of.
Me: You really don't need to have this conversation with me.
Lily: I bet you never thought of that, did you?
Me: Oh for the love.
[& BTW, Lil: yes. Yes I did. http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/2016/05/implicit-bias-and-authority-why-voting-for-a-woman-simply-because-shes-a-woman-isnt-actually-a-bad-idea/ ]
Reviewing the Mail: Week of 11/118
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