Scene from the 4th grade on the classic boys vs. girls argument.
I warned the class that they should be reading quietly, not talking.
R, a girl, informed me: "The boys are the talkative ones."
A, unwilling to accept that kind of treatment, defended his fellow gentlemen. "No! Girls gossip."
I asked, "Girls gossip? What do boys talk about?"
A: "Cars, video games...motorcycles, bikes...game systems."
Alright, that's...a wide range of topics. "And what do girls talk about?"
He shrugged. "I don't know."
Hey, he's still stuck with a view of traditional gender roles. There's time to fix that. But at least he's honest.