“Its unfair because everyone thinks girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous”
If you take a closer look at the clothes, toys, and books geared towards girls and compare them to the ones marketed towards boys, you’ll notice a stark difference in the message they’re communicating. However, we’ve gotten so used to these sexist messages that we often don’t even notice that they’re there.
One 8-year-old girl has. In an impassioned speech that has since gone viral, Daisy Edmonds spells out the problem with gendered clothing that some adults still have trouble wrapping their heads around, as Scary Mommy reports. In the video, Daisy launches into a rant after being frustrated with the lack of options in the girls’ section at a supermarket in England.
“Why should boys’ and girls’ clothes even be separate?”
She points out that while the girls’ shirts have motifs that read “Hey!”, “Beautiful”, and “I feel fabulous”, the boys’ shirts read “Desert adventure awaits”, “Hero”, and “Think outside the box”.
“Its unfair because everyone thinks girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous,” she said, hitting the problem of gendered clothing right on the head. “I think that’s wrong because why should boys’ and girls’ clothes even be separate because we’re just as good as each other.”
On the next page: Daisy’s mom tells us more about her.