This 14 Year Old Just Schooled the Financial Times for Using Gender Stereotypes
This teenager just schooled a prestigious newspaper on the use of gender stereotypes.
Anna Schleiter Nielson, from Oxford, wrote a note to the Financial Times on their report "Millennial mums" which targeted mothers with the sale of organic baby products.
She pointed out fathers might also be interested in the products.
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"Surely it is not only mums who are concerned about babycare products, but also fathers, who might be offended that they are not mentioned," she said. "It is 2016 and parenting is generally regarded as a shared responsibility."
She also made another important point: "It is disappointing that you are reinforcing the stereotype that it is a woman's job to look after the children."
We couldn't agree more with this astute teen. Hopefully her note will help the newspaper update their editorial policy.
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