Oh Sweden, why can’t we be you? (Feel free to post in the comments ways in which Sweden may not, in fact, be a feminist heaven.) From Jezebel:
CNN reports that the Egalia preschool in Stockholm will eliminate gender specific pronouns, and refer to the children present as “friends” rather than “boys” or “girls.” Also on the chopping block? Fairy tales that further gender stereotypes, to be replaced with tales of families featuring gay and lesbian couples.
“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” teacher Jenny Johnsson told the AP. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”