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Woman Makes Epic Edits To Daughter’s Sexist Homework

When Lynne Polvino saw that her daughter’s homework reeked of sexism, she decided to take matters into her hands.

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Women
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New York mom Lynne Polvino was helping her six-year-old daughter with her homework when she discovered something bizarre. Polvino was taken aback to find that the assignment reeked of sexism, with a fill in the blank assignment containing a sexist message against working mothers.

The original assignment read: “Lisa was not happy her mother was back at work. Before Lisa was born, her mother worked in a big office. Yesterday, she told Lisa that she was going back to work.The morning was terrible. Lisa had to get to school on time. Her father had to get to work on time. And now, her mother was in a rush, too.Lisa’s father made breakfast, it was not too good.”

Polvino decided to present an improved version of the story. In her version, Lisa’s mother returns to work after a maternity leave, while her father stays home on a paternity leave.

Polvino ends her story with: “Lisa was glad she was growing up in a society free of gender bias and misogyny”.

She took to Facebook to post images of both versions of the assignment. She also said that she had sent the updated assignment to her daughter’s teacher, who apologised and promised to be careful in the future.

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