This guest contribution comes from Ariel Chesler,  an attorney and writer in New York. He lives with his wife and two daughters, and one cat. He is the son of feminist author and psychologist Phyllis Chesler.  He’s a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Good Men ProjectRole Reboot, and, a feminist news+culture website and cross-posting collaborative partner of PDXX Collective. You can follow him on Twitter @arielchesler or on his tumblr Feminist Dad.

Thisarticle originally appeared onRavishly.

Last week, author Shannon Hale told an infuriating tale on her Tumblr about a school visit she made as part of her tour for her book Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters. She was scheduled to read and speak to the third through eighth grade classes in the school. Partway through her presentation, however, she noticed that the older grade rows were…

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