It happens with cats and dogs. When a small child relates a story about a cat or a dog the kitty is always a girl and the doggy is always a boy- am I right? (I am right… rhetorical question. I don’t really want your input).
I’ll get to the point. Sexism interlaces its twiney fingers into everything we do, see and experience, doesn’t it?
It’s either a girl or a boy. Author Maureen Johnson has written a fabulously entertaining piece on this very thing. Lets float on over and check it out, shall we?