It's kind of a habit. Yesterday I was watching Once Upon A Time (great show!) and the kid told Emma he was the mayor's kid. When they got to the mayor's house, there was a woman and a younger guy inside. I automatically assumed she was the mayor's wife and the guy (he turned out to be the sheriff) was the mayor or their son, or a relative. Turns out she's the mayor... and the Evil Queen.
An today I was making lists on Amazon for books I wanted to buy. There's this 800-page book about the abolition of slavery that I saw on NYTimes. While adding it to the list, I wanted to check out the author and googled the name, Manisha Sinha, assuming it would be an Indian-American man (I thought it could be common for Indian boy names to end in a), maybe with glasses and a curly grey beard. Nope. It turned out to be a woman, looking like a slightly older version of Safiya from Buzzfeed, who is mixed white and Pakistani (as far as I know).
Does this make me sexist?
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How is this sexist at all this seems more like your brain is automatically assuming things because normally that is what is most probable.0