From the Vault: This was originally posted to the old IF site on January 4, 2016.
I was reading a book about samurai to my 6-year-old. The book explained that women were trained in sword fighting, not to go to war, but to protect the home.
6-year-old: Oh come on, why couldn’t women go to war?
Me: It’s called the patriarchy.
6-year-old: (pause) Whatever that is, I hate it.