I always remember a History class I had at school because the teacher's response to my comment was so shocking, it rooted itself in my memory forevermore. We had been discussing Queen Elizabeth I and why it was so difficult for her to get any laws passed. I suggested it was because she was a woman and therefore nobody paid her any attention – which, given the era we were discussing, seemed a valid answer. The response? ‘Quite the little feminist aren’t you?’ From a female teacher no less.