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This 8-Year-Old Just Perfectly Explained WTF Is Wrong With Most Kids’ Clothing

"Why should boys' and girls' clothes be separated, because we're just as good as each other."

This is 8-year-old Daisy Edmonds of Wiltshire County, UK.

Last week, Daisy was 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 stark difference between the two.

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Daisy's mother Becky said she initially posed the video on the family's Facebook page as a way to keep up with family and friends. The video has now been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

"It's unfair, because everyone thinks that girls should just be pretty and boys should just be adventurous," says Daisy on the video. "I think that is wrong. Why should boys and girls clothes be separated, because we're just as good as each other."

Daisy went on to critique the messages sent to each gender through the T-shirts. "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?"

Becky told BuzzFeed she's not entirely surprised by her daughter's response to the shirts. "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," Becky told BuzzFeed. "It's made us notice casual sexism in a way we didn't before we had children."

In response to the video, a Tesco spokesperson sent the Edmonds family the below responses:

As Becky noted on her Facebook page, though, "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..."
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As Becky noted on her Facebook page, though, "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..."

Becky hopes that Daisy's video gets brands thinking about how they pigeonhole kids without even meaning to. "Even if the retailers don't change their marketing structure," Becky told BuzzFeed, "our kids are aware of it."

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