When Della came home yesterday there was a BIG surprise in the mail.
She got an answer to her letter she sent to our prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt just before summer. I never thought he would answer – I think thats great – that he (his camp) took the time.

She wrote this:

Hello Fredrik
I’ve read lots of books where there where many guys. It should be as many girls as boys.
Bye from Della McAllister

His answer:

Hi Della,
Thank you for your letter and your nice drawing.
I’m glad to hear that you enjoy to read, I also like to read books. I do understand that you want to read books about both girls and boys.

We, the government don’t write books and we can’t decide what people want to write about. In both the bookshops and at the library there are many different books. I recommend you to go with your parents and ask the staff about a book that you specifically, could enjoy.

I hope you will have a nice autumn.

Yours sincerely
Fredrik Reinfeldt.

I am happy he answered and I am happy that she got happy.
But I have to say that even if her letter was a bit vague he kind of dodged the bigger picture, the meaning of it. I would have loved if he wrote something about that they are working hard for an equal society –  for all people or something about that.
He can’t know we are going to both the library and the book stores a lot but he should know that it doesn’t really help since it’s the reality out there.
Girls are outnumbered – in media, in books, in boards etc. – it is just the way it is.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!

 

 
Update:
Alexandra really hit the spot with her comment. Thats the thing isn’t it?!:
But the most important thing is that girls -the women of tomorrow- are somewhat aware of the imbalance.
It is a seed of change…

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