1. Snowmen are neat.
2. Making snowmen is fun for both kids and adults.
3. Even bears like snowmen.
4. And yet snowmen are a little sexist.
5. It’s very old-fashioned, and not in the good way, to imply that being a man is “normal” and that a “snowwoman,” say, would be unusual. Did the snowwomen and snowgirls have to stay inside?
This snowman is thinking about the oppression implicit in his silence about gender norms.
6. Words like “snowwoman” and “snowperson” and “snowpeople” don’t quite have a ring to them, though. They’re awkward to say. As words, they do not roll naturally off the tongue like a ball of snow rolls down a hill.
7. SOLUTION: “Snowpals.”
It’s a preschool-teacher kind of word.