8-year-old Daisy Edmonds has a lot to say about kids’ clothing–and a lot of it isn’t good. Recently, Daisy was out shopping with her mom, Becky, at British big box store Tesco’s when they came across several shirts in both the boys’ and girls’ departments and noticed a huge difference between them.
The mother and daughter duo from Wiltshire County, UK were so frustrated at the gender stereotypes being perpetuated that they made a video about it. Becky initially posted the video simply as a way to connect with family and friends, but ever since, it’s been viewed over 1.4 million times. While Daisy is only 8 years old, she’s wise beyond her years, as she explains why gendered clothes are absolutely silly in the video:
“It’s unfair, because everyone thinks that girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous. I think that is wrong. Why should boys and girls clothes be separated, because we’re just as good as each other.
The boys get think outside the box which means ‘be adventurous, go for your dreams.’ And the girls get ‘hey.’ What does that mean? What does that inspire you to do?”
Naturally, Becky said she wasn’t at all surprised by her daughter’s response, considering the talk about gender presentation and body image a lot. She told Buzzfeed:
“We talk a lot about body image and Photoshop and girls, because we have three girls in our family.
We don’t want [our daughters] to be limited in any way. It’s made us notice casual sexism in a way we didn’t before we had children.”
Of course, it’s important to note that Becky wasn’t trying to call out Tesco in particularly, saying on her Facebook page:
“I will point out that we just **happened** to be in Tesco when this conversation came up, but I don’t think it’s particularly an issue with Tesco. It’s everywhere
Even if the retailers don’t change their marketing structure, our kids are aware of it.”
Watch the video below for yourself: