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Mom Rewrites Her 6 Years-Old Daughter’s Sexist Homework

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    Lynne Polvino is a children’s book editor in Manhattan

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    Few weeks ago, her 6-years-old daughter, Hazel, comes from school with a homework assignment featuring a story called “Back to Work”.

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    The assignment asked Polvino's first-grade daughter to choose words from word banks to complete the narrative. "Lisa was not happy," the opening paragraph stated. "Her mother was back at work."


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    When I read the assignment, I almost lost it,” Polvino told TODAY

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    "It just pushed so many buttons for me," Polvino said. "And with each sentence it managed to get worse! My shock and dismay quickly turned to outrage. I mean, what decade are we in, anyway? In this day and age, we're going to tell kids that mothers working outside the home make their children and families unhappy? That fathers don't normally do things like cook and wash the dishes?"


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    Outraged Lynne decides to rewrite the entire text

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    Although she didn’t send her text to the teacher directly, the mom voiced her concerns in an email. The teacher agreed the assignment was outdated, and promised she would review it in the future.

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    The story went viral and evoked many comments:

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