On our way in to Paris, we passed IKEA, and I told my 8 years old daughter that the Swedish founder of this store is one of the richest men in the world. 'Why men?' she replied. 'What men?' - I didn't even understand how I was transfering this traditional view of status and power in the world to my oldest daughter. 'Why is the top list only of rich men?' she persisted.
I explained to her that not that long ago women stayed at home serving the house and family while men with their stronger physics worked on the fields and that history still haunts us. This situation felt superduperold both to her and me. It's been a looong time since that was true and there's a looong history to follow to understand why we are where we are today, and it would really make no sense to her, as not to me.