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Sugar and spice and slugs and snails – A Nursery Rhyme

A Nursery Rhyme.

Sugar and spice and all things nice,
That’s what little girls are made of.
Slugs and snails and puppy-dog’s tails,
That’s what little boys are made of.

With silly rhymes, tales and stories like the above, we indoctrinate our children with preconceived ideas about the opposite sex. Perhaps it is no wonder so many marriages and relationships end in violence, dissatisfaction and divorce. When the husband discovers his wife is not always sweetness and light he can’t cope with the destruction of his dreams and gets mad. When the wife discovers her husband is not just a big dumb tough guy but also has a soft, thoughtful side—she’s so disappointed she tells him he’s not a real man—and that makes him mad.  It’s such a shame we can’t let kids grow up without instilling our prejudices into their malleable brains.