Monday, April 8, 2013

Shark Week for Girls

Today, at the beginning of class, I gave my students this prompt with the explicit instructions to be detailed and legitimate in their reasoning:

Who has it easier: boys or girls? 

In my honors class, one of the smartest girls, SB, who is sarcastic and irreverent and reminds me of me if I had been a girl, answered in a way I couldn't have foreseen.

I think it's almost equal as to who has it easier, but I'm going to say that girls have it harder. First, we have to endure "shark week" once a month and it's not pretty. Second, we have to give birth, which is like "shark week" on steroids. So I think we win. 

Well said. No argument here.

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