[Ed. – Apparently, this mother is raising a sexist bigot. Sorry to hear it. Her life will be harder than it has to be. The Peppa Pig illustration in the feature image seemed appropriate. Looks like the creators of Peppa Pig left out at least one reason to terrorize Peppa’s juvenile fan base about dental visits.]
Nutting is a writer, professor, and mother. Recently she did what parents do. She took her kid to the dentist. And her daughter did what kids do. She cried. But she didn’t cry because of the sound of a drill or over the frustration of trying to answer the dental hygienist’s questions with a mouth full of gauze and fingers. She cried because the dentist was a man and there were no women on his staff.