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Tales of School Sexism from a 10 year old

Clothes for girls and clothes for boys!!

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Hello everyone this blog is going to be about clothes. What type of clothes should girls were and boys should wear. Here goes.

A couple of weeks ago I went into a shop because I needed some trousers, so at first I went to the girls clothes and I picked up a 12-13 and they wouldn’t go past my thighs. The trousers were cut really slim, it made me feel like I am fat (even though I am really just an average size kid!!). They didn’t look very comfy, they looked really tight and like you couldn’t move in them. Mum took me to boys section and it was a completely different story! I tried on a 9-10 and it was bigger than the girls 12-13 – we held them up against each other to check!!! The boys trousers were stretchy, with an elastic waist and they were much more comfy.

I was horrified to see that girls are made to feel like they have to be thin and boys often aren’t (not when they are kids, at least). Girls see an image in a newspaper such as page 3 and models on TV and in magazines. All the music videos have really thin women in them. Girls I know are obsessed with their weight and in wearing padded bras and looking sexy for their boys.

My favourite colour is blue but I never find any girls clothes that colour. Most people say girls should wear pink and purple and boys should wear all the more exciting colours like neon and blue and orange. All my friends like all the colours boys SHOULD wear but only have pink and purple clothes.

I think that girls and boys should be able to wear what ever colour they want. I think clothes for girls and boys should be comfy, and not tight and uncomfy. In a perfect world, girls and boys would be able to wear whatever they want. If a boy wants to wear a pink tutu, he should be able to and if a girl wants to wear a t-shirt with space ships on, she should be able to!

I don’t care what I look like or if I wear boys clothes, they are more comfortable and roomy. I’m going to carry on wearing what I like and not be bothered what anyone else thinks about what I wear!

I hope you like my blog!!

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6 thoughts on “Clothes for girls and clothes for boys!!

  1. Good for you! If the places you’ve been going to don’t do the clothes you want or like, don’t give them your custom, go somewhere else or, try making your own. Have a look on the internet for things you might like and experiment, but try to have fun doing it, and if you do, let us know how you do, good or bad 🙂

  2. You are an inspiration. Seriously.
    I’m a teacher (and it’s not the best time for teachers at the moment.) And you cheer me up.
    You deserve to be very proud of yourself
    All the best

    Miss Bundy

  3. In 1978 I wore boys trousers. They were comfy,..and a beige corduroy that I loved the feeling of. was tall for my age and 11 years old back then so my Mum had a hard time finding comfy clothes for me.

    I am so glad you are writing this blog. Kudos to you and your family for supporting your efforts. You bring a bright beacon of hope to our future!

  4. My son likes to wear flowery trousers and pink. We can’t find them to buy, and his friends laugh at him if he wears girls’ clothes. He’s five years old.

    Great post. Stay proud. 🙂

  5. There are a few online stores that are offering girls clothes which are both comfortable and classy. Don’t loose hope and take a look at the online store before visiting it personally.

  6. Well done! Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to do “boys” things and hated “girls” things. I pretty much wear black now all the time (I’m 38!). I have two wee girls and they choose to wear dresses, and pink. I certainly don’t encourage it, I used to dress them in boys clothes and trousers all the time but as time goes on they’ve chosen to wear what they want. That’s the point, it’s what THEY want. Likewise you should be able to wear nice fitting trousers and gorgeous tops in red, green, black, whatever!

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