A 7-year-old’s hilariously simple take on gender is a lesson for us all
The issue of transgender rights continues to be a Gordian Knot of confusion, threat and misinterpretation – not always accidental – so when someone cuts through the knot, it’s very refreshing. One 7-year-old girl has done just that while explaining the facts of life to her little brother, and their mum, writer Victoria Richards, proudly shared her insightful take on Twitter.
“Girls have vaginas, and boys have willies – unless they are born in the wrong body. But EVERYONE has bums.” The seven year old teaching the two year old the facts of life
— Victoria Richards (@nakedvix) February 7, 2019
“Everyone has bums” – it really is that simple. People loved her explanation so much, there was even call for a T-shirt.
Please please please make t-shirts with the 'Everyone has bums' line. Also you are an incredible parent x
— Roisin O'Connor (@Roisin_OConnor) February 7, 2019
‘Everyone has bums’ I need this on a t shirt.
— Crappy Living (@crappyliving) February 7, 2019
Even without a T-shirt, she definitely got the message across – and people are here for it.
Brilliant. Sometimes I wonder if we should let the kids run the show
— Laura Danks (@auradanks) February 7, 2019
The kids get it and I love it!
— ❤︎ (@authentic_april) February 8, 2019
Very clear. I especially love the part about unless they are born in the wrong body. That gives me huge hope for the future. Be well.
— Dr Caveat Lector (@DrCaveatLector) February 7, 2019
Victoria wrote about the incident for the Huffington Post, making this powerful point:
“There’s a serious message here, though, behind the lols. How can it be that our kids get it, so easily and simply, but we don’t? They understand the subtle nuances of NOT being racist, homophobic, transphobic or sexist even though they can’t even tie their own shoelaces. Grown-ups have a lot to learn.”