Day 362 – Gender Stereotypes
Today, I had an amazing experience on the rink with a 5 year old boy called Aidan. He was struggling to get around the rink, so I decided to give him a bit of help and get him skating on his own. He took to it right away, and soon enough was zooming around having a ball. I told him (as I do must boys) that he could become a speed skater or a hockey player. He looked me straight in the eye and said “I’m going to be in Disney on Ice. I’m going to play Woody.” I LOVED that! I love the fact that he was so determined, and did not care that figure skating is not a traditionally male sport – he wants to play Woody. He then started telling me all about his gymnastics class. This boy made my day. Yes, women should be encouraged to do traditionally male things if they want to, but the reverse is also true. Thanks Aidan. I’ll come see you in the show in about 15 years.
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