My ten year old son is a playground social activist. He reported to me that for two days the boys in his class were playing a game they named "rapist". Game is basically tag - you run up to someone, touch them, and say "I raped you." Then a new rapist is it. So my son tells me he told the boys they needed to change the name of the game because it was inappropriate. Awesome! He does this two days in a row followed by telling the teacher on duty - who sad to say fails to respond. An email from me after the conversation resulted in swift action from the principal and teacher so I'm happy to report the 10 year old activists social action resulted in the end of "rapist" tag on the playground. I need a bumper sticker that says, "I'm the proud mother of a 10 year old social activist."
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