Many of us thinks that we are not a sexist person. But let me tell you a story which might change your opinion about yourselves.
Once upon a time, on Sunday morning, there were a father and his son walking on a street. Suddenly, there was a car coming from the corner of the street followed by a police car behind it in a very-high-speed car-chase. The son was very unfortunate, he was at the trajectory of the car and then was hit. The father caught a glimpse of the driver’s face, and what he saw was a man with a scar on his left cheek. The father then came hurriedly to his son, which was lying on the street. He screamed: “Help! Help!”. Then he called an ambulance. Came then the ambulance, about 10 minutes later, to take the son to a nearby hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital, the son was received by a surgeon who was on duty at that time. The surgeon was flabbergasted. The surgeon recognized the boy at once and said: “This is my son! What has happened?”, the surgeon asked the father of the son. Then the father explained what happened to the surgeon. The son then underwent an emergency surgery.
How could this happen? The boy was the surgeon’s biological child, and also the father’s biological child.
I will tell you now the answer (to any of you who couldn’t find the answer). To those who still want to take a little more time to think about the answer, please stop reading at this moment.
Did I say that the surgeon was a man? The surgeon was a woman and she was the mother of the son. So sure we are (and the image is so strong) that the surgeon was a man so that it was difficult for us to answer the simple question which actually needs only simple reasoning. If, by any chance, you could answer the question but needed some effort to do so, it doesn’t mean that you are not sexist at all. So, still think that you are not sexist?