“It’s unfair because everyone thinks that girls should just be pretty, and boys should just be adventurous,” she says in the clip. “Why should boys and girls clothes even be separated? We’re just as good as each other.” We won’t spoil it for you, but she continues as if she were teaching a lecture on gender studies — and, as her mom quips in the background, it’s “brilliant.” As Daisy proves, it’s important to remember that feminists come in all different genders, sizes, races, and ages.
And, of course, she’s right. It’s conditioning like this — yes, something as simple as separate sections and dressing rooms for boys and girls — that’s responsible for how we treat acts of gender neutrality, or gender-embrace, today. (Heads turn when a man peruses the racks in the women’s section of a store, for example.)
We’re happy kids like Daisy — and earlier this year, the Filas kid — are speaking out and leading the pack toward different types of clothing for everyone, regardless of gender identity.