He wrote her back!


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!


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…


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

September 7, 2012 at 13:23

Jag blir nästan rörd! Vad fint

Isabelle McAllister
September 7, 2012 at 14:54
– In reply to: hejregina

tack jag med!

September 7, 2012 at 13:33

Your daughter has hit the mark. I love the way she tried to get her point across!
And yes he dodged it like a true politician. ;)
But the most important thing is that girls -the women of tomorrow- are somewhat aware of the imbalance.
It is a seed of change…
Belgium <3

Isabelle McAllister
September 7, 2012 at 14:55
– In reply to: Alexandra

I totally agree – you put it down right to the spot- thanks!

September 7, 2012 at 15:53

I agree, he kind of did not “answer the question”, even if there wasn’t any. Raising a little boy, I hope he will grow up and treat women and men as equal. It makes me even more anxious, than if i was raising a girl, for some reason.(Probably because I know I could teach a girl some girl power :-))

Isabelle McAllister
September 10, 2012 at 10:16
– In reply to: Fenke

Fenke – I think if you are a thinking human being – it’s scary raising both girls and boys but we can do it! xxx isabelle

September 7, 2012 at 23:03

Heia della!!! Girl power :-) enig med dere!

September 10, 2012 at 06:28

Della has inspired me to write more letters to politicians. I have filled out online “letters” to politicians about certain issues, but Della’s letter was so simple, to the point and from the heart, that I think it could make a big difference. I am so glad she received a response! And you are a wonderful mother! You are raising a strong child who is ready to take action when she sees an injustice. Way to go both of you!

Isabelle McAllister
September 10, 2012 at 10:14
– In reply to: Vicky

Thank you Vicky – so happy to hear that! Let me know how it goes for you Isabelle

Annick Gaudreault
September 10, 2012 at 16:48

I totally agree! This is a great ideas to send to our politicians more letters about our concerns! Children like adults! Thank you!

October 3, 2012 at 03:21

that’s so great — i love it :)
Thanks lori – yes it is! – Isabelle