Adelaide has been asking more and more about elections, the political process, etc, and I was happy to hear her interested and questioning until a couple weeks ago when she off-handedly said, "I don't think I'll ever vote."
I took a deep, deep, deeeeep breath, and although my nostrils may have been flaring while I did so, that was the only part of me I allowed to have its way; the rest I kept admirably under control, and very calmly told her, "Huh. Maybe you should have been born a hundred years ago," (a continuation of an ongoing conversation we have on what era we believe we would have thrived in). She asked me why, and I explained that women weren't allowed to vote at that time, so she would have fit right in! Exclamation Point!
When she then questioned just why women weren't allowed to vote, I said, "Oh, didn't you know? Women aren't smart enough to vote! They- you and me, haha!- simply don't have the proper intellect or decision making skills needed to have a say in who runs our government."
Oh, was she pissed, but she was pissed and is now eager to vote. Crisis averted.