Awesome 8-Year-Old Gets Sexist Books Removed From Bookstore

When Constance Cooper's eight-year-old daughter saw some ridiculously sexist kid's books as she was browsing for something to read at a local bookstore, she did something we all can do: See something, say something. Especially when that something is the Boys Only survival guide for "How to Survive a Plane Crash" next to the Girls Only survival guide for "How to Teach Your Cat to Sit".

Amazing, right? Check out the other Girls Only and Boys Only titles:

For boys:

Warning!
How to Survive a Shark Attack
How to Survive in a Forest
How to Survive Frostbite
How to Survive a Plane Crash
How to Survive in a Desert
How to Avoid a Polar Bear Attack
How to Survive a Flash Flood
How to Treat a Broken Leg
How to Survive an Earthquake
How to Survive a Forest Fire
How to Survive in a Whiteout
How to Survive a Zombie Invasion
How to Survive a Snake Bite
How to Survive If Your Parachute Fails
How to Survive a Croc Attack
How to Survive a Lightning Strike
How to Survive a T-Rex
How to Survive Whitewater Rapids
How to Survive a Sinking Ship
How to Survive a Vampire Attack
How to Survive an Avalanche
How to Survive a Tornado
How to Survive Quicksand
How to Survive a Fall
How to Survive a Swarm of Bees
How to Survive in Space

For girls:
Warning!
How to Survive a BFF Fight
How to Survive Football Trials
How to Survive a Breakout
How to Show You're Sorry
How to Have the Best Sleepover Ever
How to Look Your Best for a Party
How to Survive Siblings
Scary Survival Dos and Don'ts
How to Handle Becoming Rich
How to Keep Stuff Secret
How to Survive Tests
How to Survive Shyness
How to Handle Sudden Stardom
More Stardom Survival Tips
How to Survive a Camping Trip
How to Survive a Fashion Disaster
How to Teach Your Cat to Sit
How to Turn a No into a Yes
Top Tips for Speech-making
How to Survive Embarrassment
How to Create a Diversion
How to Survive a Crush
Seaside Survival
How to Soothe Sunburn
How to Pick Perfect Sunglasses
Surviving a Zombie Attack
How to Spot a Frenemy
Brilliant Boredom Busters
How to Survive Truth or Dare
How to Beat Bullies
How to Be a Brilliant Baby-Sitter

So many levels of YIKES! and WTF! and deep, deep gender issues in this list.

When Cooper's daughter pointed the books out to store employees, they immediately yanked them from the shelves. Good on everyone involved! I was gonna say something about finally having a good reason to burn books, but they should probably just be recycled. Damn.

[Constance Cooper via Boing Boing]