A Staple Of Gender Identity

| Learning | August 12, 2016

(I am an undergraduate student who works part-time at the university library. There are two staplers at the desk: one is blue and the other is pink.)

Student: *after trying to use the pink stapler* “Hey, um, this isn’t working!”

Me: “Oh, yeah. I’ll try to fix that. You can use the blue one, though.”

Student: “Uh, no. The blue one is for boys.”

Me: “Haha, yeah, I know. Seriously, though, the blue one works better so you can use that one.”

Student: “Um, no, I’m not going to use that.”

Me: “Okay…?”

Student: *walks away with unstapled papers*

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