Recently, an eight-year-old girl named Yasmin was given a homework assignment which left her parents as well as everyone on Twitter scratching their heads and probably questioning our country’s education system.
The worksheet asked students to write the word for “Hospital lady” (HOSPITAL LADY!?) and Yasmin responded with the ultimate swagged out response: Surgeon.
As her father notes, both of Yasmin’s parents are surgeons. Her hospital lady mom, too!
Personally, I find it stranger that the teacher in this situation “corrected” Yasmin’s response and also that they gave their students TWENTY-YEAR-OLD WORKSHEETS. Yes. Two decades. As in, this school is giving out assignments from the year Princess Diana died, O.J. Simpson was found guilty by a civil panel, and Biggie got gunned down in a drive-by.
The copyright date at the bottom shows 1997! Good grief, they haven't updated their worksheets in 20 years? For shame! (❤️ her answers tho!)
— Jemma Hill (@tottwriter) October 12, 2017
Blimey – the wurksheet is from 1997!! Don't believe it!
— Karen Owen (@exexpatkaren) October 11, 2017
Neither actually fits. Surgeons and nurses can be both male and female. The answer is outdated and sexist.
— I-Po74 (@IPo74) October 12, 2017
The idea is to fill the blanks in with only “ur” words. But surgeon still works!
Now I get why 'nurse' is expected on that particular worksheet, but who the fuck thought the best cue for that answer was 'hospital lady'?
— Dawn (@justanotherdawn) October 12, 2017
I assume that they're writing "or Surgeon" on other kids papers!
— ωєѕтση (@_west_on) October 11, 2017