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September 11th, 2013
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Her default is "she"

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Date:September 11th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
When Brit was small, her pediatricians were two female doctors who worked together in an office that was part of a bigger collection of offices. When she was 4 or 5, we had to go in on a Saturday for something or other, and on Saturdays, they rotated which office was open, and also which doctor was on staff. So on this particular Saturday, "our" office was open, but it wasn't either of our doctors who was practicing that day.

The nurse saw to her, and then we busied ourselves coloring in the room, waiting on the doctor. In walks a man, who introduces himself to her. She looks at him for a minute, looks at me, and then announces:

"You can't be a doctor. You're a BOY."

After a bit of giggling we explained that no, really, both girls AND boys could be doctors.
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