Mom Asks Boys To Leave Park For "Girl Only" Playtime!
A mother wrote in to the Washington Post‘s advice column, the mother asked about what she called “playground drama.” She explained that she has “a daughter, and some other moms of daughters and I have started getting together at a local playground at a set time each week.”
“Recently a mom of a boy brought her son to the playground at the same time we were there,” she continued. “I asked her (nicely, I thought) if she would mind leaving because we had wanted it to be a girls-only time.”
The mom of the boy got angry and refused, which prompted the advice-seeker to look for a “better way to approach her.”
She justified her request because it had been “a sweet time for moms and daughters and having a boy there is naturally going to change things.”
While most the internet was enraged, the writer recommended hosting any future “exclusive gathering” on “private property,” and that the mother seeking advice reexamine her own idea of entitlement: “Ask yourself who was claiming possession of public space for her own purposes.”
Commenters generally agreed with Hax’s mindset. “Retaliating against a child for the historic wrongs done to women is also wrong. He’s a child. Treating someone unfairly on the basis of their gender is how we got into this mess,” wrote one.