Fourth-grader Maddy Douglas is a great student. She was doing her math homework when she stumbled upon a question that was supposed to be a test of patterning but was actually a test of girl code.
The question was about a group of high school swingers and asked students to figure out who dated whom, which is already an inappropriate question for the fourth grade. Even worse is that it promotes challenging ethics. In response to the question, Maddy wrote,
"I can't answer this problem because my mom says acoording to girl code you shouldn't date a friends x boyfriend."
That's right. Girl code.
Maddy's mom was proud of her daughter, and also dubious about the question to begin with.
"I consider myself to be a completely open-minded type person and as a single mom, try to teach my children about equality and about different types of people they will encounter, but my first reaction was it was not an appropriate question for a fourth grader or really any grade," she told The Huffington Post.
You ask weird questions, you get weird answers. Now, don't go testing the fourth-grade boys on the bro code.