I've been enjoying discussions on a wide range of topics with my 16-year-old daughter. I've probably poisoned her ability to ever be an unthinking person of the Left. Sure, she goes to a California high school and is surrounded by Leftists (even though it's a private school) and as a result she still leans towards various ideologies like catastrophic global warmenism, but I've sown enough of a seed of doubt in such topics that she'll never be able to buy it hook, line, and sinker and will be easily able to reject it one day. She has developed an impossible to completely suppress healthy skepticism of most topics.
Lately, she's been studying various gender and racial topics and she's been suffering from some cognitive dissonance. Things like, "there should be full gender equality but if they bring back the military draft, women shouldn't get drafted." She knows that there's something not quite right about that statement, but she just can't bring herself to buy into the concept that men and women are different. Yet.
Our drains backed up this morning. I'm guessing that in this situation, a male deals with the drains and the associative disgusting raw sewage at least 95% of the time. I mopped up the pools of backed up water, got the powered drain snake out, ran it through various clean outs, and cleared the blockages (roots of course, what else?). As I was snaking the drains my daughter was getting ready to go shopping. I called out, "You remember that discussion we were having about gender equality the other day? As long as it's always guys who deal with the disgusting stuff like this, the concept of complete gender equality is nothing more than a giant load of stinking BS, much like I'm finding in these drains!"
She just smiled and walked out the door, but I think the point got through.