Girl, 10, praised for response after refusing to answer ‘rude’ test question

Rhythm Pacheco has been dubbed "courageous" for making a stand against an "offensive" question on her school maths test.

After the 10-year-old finished her homework, mum Naomi looked over her young daughter's work and discovered the powerful message she had left for the teacher.

Sharing the work online, the youngster's has been praised for standing up for her beliefs.

Circling the question, Rhythm wrote: "This is offensive. Sorry I won't right this on its rood."

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The student, from Utah, US, was initially worried about her teacher's response, then wrote a letter to explain why she didn't want to solve the problem.

According to Today, Rhythm said: "I don't want to be rude but I don't think that math problem was very nice because that's judging people's weight.

"Also the reason I did not do the sentence is because I just don't think that's nice. Love Rhythm."

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Her concern was that the question could damage young girls who may already feel insecure about their bodies.

The mum said: "Rhythm's dad and I were extremely proud of her for listening to her gut instincts and standing up for what is right.

"Rhythm's teacher was so responsive and handled the situation with such care. She told her she understands how she would be upset about this and that she didn't have to write out the answer."

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Unsurprisingly, others were quick to praise the youngster, with one writing on Facebook: "Way to go Rhythm! Love how strong of a person you are at a young age. This will serve you well in life."

Another said: "As someone who grew up as an overweight child in the 70s I can tell you it was absolutely brutal.

"Zero tolerance was not a thing, kudos to this child for being sensitive to others' disabilities."

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