We can argue that we've come a long way regarding gender equality, but, unfortunately, stereotypes are far from gone and are present even in the youngest kids!
On Thursday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy Kimmel brought in two little girls and two little boys and picked their brains about what they thought about having a woman president. Things got interesting when Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton showed up to take part in the discussion. Kimmel said that while it's hard to get rid of old biases, a lot has changed in the last 30 years, and the kids might be more open-minded.
Of course, the kids were unable to name any female presidents, but one little boy went one step further claiming, "They're too girly. They'll make like girl rules."
When asked if women are as capable and as smart as men, the little boys answered in the negative. Again, they said women were too "girly" to handle presidential responsibilities and that they would be too "scared" if the country went to war. On the other hand, the little girls said that women were smarter and that they were more likely to stop a war "so people could be more healthy and they [wouldn't] die."
The kids spoke to Clinton about future laws they would like to see implemented, but even then the boys were far from convinced that a woman could be president.
Clinton concluded, "Well, you know, we haven't had a woman to be president yet, so we need to have a woman to be president and then you would have more evidence to base your decision on."
How is it that people still think women are less capable than men in this day and age, despite all their successes in leadership, business, and beyond? Here's hoping these biases will finally be a thing of the past.