Just because you're a girl, doesn't mean you have to like pink. Just ask five-year-old Alice Jacob, who admits she's just a “girl who likes boy stuff.”
As a petite child, Alice "swims in clothing cut for boys — even the toddler sizes," her mother Beth Jacob explains in an editorial for The Washington Post.
Which is why the mother-daughter duo are asking retailers to rethink their lines for girls and boys.
"As anyone who’s been in a major retailer recently can tell you, it’s slim pickings out there for girls who love Batman and Diplodocus," Jacob wrote.
Dissatisfied with sitting and waiting for big box companies to change their designs, little Alice is taking things into her own hands and even wrote to Gap asking them to make "cool" clothes in girls' sizes too.
My name is Alice Jacob and I am almost 5½ years old. I like cool shirts like Superman and Batman shirts and race car shirts, too. All your girl shirts are pink and princesses and stuff like that. The boys’ shirts are really cool. They have Superman, Batman, rock-and-roll and sports. What about girls who like those things like me, and my friend Olivia?
Can you make some cool girls’ shirts please? Or, can you make a ‘no boys or girls’ section — only a kids’ section?
"All your girl shirts are pink and princesses and stuff like that," Alice pointed out. "Can you make some cool girls’ shirts please? Or, can you make a ‘no boys or girls’ section — only a kids’ section?"
Within the past year the demand for gender-neutral clothing for kids has been on the rise. Though there's still a long way to go, international retailers like Target and Uniqlo are taking note by getting rid of gender-specific labels.
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