I thought that I’d try something new today. I came across a little puzzle, which I’d like to share with you…
A man and his son are in a serious car accident. The father is killed, and the son is rushed to the emergency room. Upon arrival, the attending doctor looks at the child and gasps, “This child is my son!”
Who is the doctor?
I wanted to share this with you, as I thought that this demonstrates a little bit of what I’ve been posting about recently. I asked family members and some close friends this very same question and I got mixed responses. It’d be interesting to hear how quickly you worked it out, if you did at all. Please share your thoughts in the comment section! 🙂
Anyways, just in case you haven’t worked it out yet. [SPOILER ALERT] The answer is his mum.
I know many of you will have got the answer straight away, and so the importance of this post might be a little lost on you, but there are many people out there who would have been stumped by the question, at least for a second or two. Why? Because of predetermined beliefs on an unconscious level. Things that we do not have any direct control over. Although I’m no expert!
The bit that confuses many people is that women can be doctors too. Society has brought many of us up with societal and gender stereotypes, and we don’t even realise that we possess the discrimination that goes with it. Are we sexist without realising it?
How can we fix a problem if we are unable to recognise its existence?