Girl Boy Girl Boy



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). 

How about inanimate objects? Cars and boats…female– “Isn’t she a beauty?” and “THAR SHE BLOWS!” (she…it is always a she  that is blowin’ thar ask any pirate).



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?

About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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