Gender (in) equality

Having a son and 2 daughters I was determined that there would be gender equality at home. My dad never entered our kitchen. he expected a hot cup of coffee as soon as he reached home from work. His only job was to work and earn an income and sign our report cards. Mom did everything at home.
Now my kids and I shared all the household chores( ie the boy didn’t get any preferential treatment, just for his ‘xy’ chromosome!!). I was certain I am doing a good job, till this morning
This morning my son was cycling outside and he fell down and grazed his knee. He came to me crying and me first word of consolation was ” Gee boys don’t cry”..
There goes all the ideas about gender equalities..
years of Asian culture won’t cure me of my own gendier bias..

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