Daisy, an eight-year-old girl, and her mother were in Tesco last week looking at children’s clothes and Daisy had a lot of amazing things to say about it.
Daisy points out that the girl shirts read, ‘Hey,’ ‘Beautiful,’ ‘I feel fabulous,’ while the boys clothes have type that reads, ‘Hero,’ and ‘Think outside the box.’
Daisy’s mom asks what she thinks about those messages and Daisy doesn’t hold back:
“It’s unfair because everyone thinks that girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous.”
She asks, “Why should boys and girls clothes be separated? Because we’re just as good as each other.”
Daisy then breaks down the messages associated with the gendered clothes, which is when she truly becomes our idol. “‘Hey.’ What is that even supposed to mean?”
“I don’t find that inspiring. What part of [the word] ‘Hey’ is inspiring? I don’t get it. Look, boys get ‘Think outside the box,’ which means be adventurous, and go for your dreams. And ‘Hey’… Still, what does that mean?!” We don’t get it either, Daisy.
Daisy then goes on a little adventure, taking the boys shirts with encouraging quotes like ‘Let’s Explore’ and places them throughout the girl’s clothing section.
The video was posted on Facebook and has 1.4 million views.
In response to commenters, Daisy’s mom shuts down some haters with stereotypical viewpoints:
“The point is not that [Daisy] is a tomboy. She isn’t. She LOVES being a girl. She just doesn’t think that climbing trees, building dens, exploring, liking science and being brave or adventurous ISN’T girlie. And she would also 100% say that dancing and playing with dolls shouldn’t only be for girls. We already know we can buy the “boys” top. We just don’t think that words like “brave” “adventure” “hero” “let’s explore” should be limited to the boys range. Daisy’s opinion is that the kids clothes should just not be separated at all.”
She also explains that the video wasn’t a publicity stunt:
“And last week this page had precisely eight people who liked it who were all members of our family. We put a lot of videos up just because, but literally have never had more than 30 views. We had no idea this was going to be so shared, but we stand by our observations. The “I feel fabulous” top is fine – I have no issue with it on its own, it’s the GENERAL sense of “adventure and STEM is for boys, nail polish and unicorns is for girls” that we think is out dated. And my friends who have boys that like pink, and tights, and tutus, agree. Whether or not you agree is of course entirely up to you.”
It’s super clear where Daisy get’s her amazing sense of self.
Check out the full video below and be inspired by this little girl who just ‘gets it.’ We’re still waiting on clothing companies do the same.