8-Year-Old's Hilarious List of Why It's Great to Be a Girl Makes Us Proud

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8-year-old feminist's listEven in a world that seems to be showing increasing animosity toward feminism, every now and then, along comes a glimmer of totally inspiring girl power. We've been lucky enough recently to see a couple of these: The "Who Needs Feminism?" campaign, which has given feminists worldwide the opportunity to speak up about why they support gender equality ... and an 8-year-old girl's list of reasons why it's wonderful to be female.

Apparently, Reddit user david7902's daughter was given a writing prompt that stated, "Being a female is a great gift to the universe. Here are a few wonderful things about being a girl ..." Her response?

We have veginas. We get jobs. We are creative. We have stuff that makes us preanet. We have milk in our bobes. We are smart. We have power.

Ha, so funny, right? And awesome! ROCK it, lil' feminist!

Of course people are going to wag their tongues about how this must be fake, because what 8-year-old thinks of those kinds of things on her own, but let me tell you -- I was already a card-carrying Gloria Steinem-adoring, girl power-flaunting feminist by that age, too! But even if she was encouraged to express those views, I'm all for it.

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There's never an age too young to realize and be proud of how amazing, brilliant, powerful we are as females. In fact, the younger, the better! Because a little girl who believes what it looks like this little girl does will be more prone to stand up for herself and have control over her life. And who wouldn't want their daughter to have that?

How entertaining/awesome is this?!

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mande... manderspanders

So, let me guess.. if they would have had given a boy the same assignment:

"Being a male is a great gift to the universe. Here are a few wonderful things about being a boy ..."

We'd be hearing the uproar of feminists crying sexism.

I'm all for equality where it is necessary (pay, education, opportunity), but really there are differences between the genders that do need to be acknowledged. And being different doesn't mean being inferior.  When will women accept that?  

Feminism has turned into a man-bashing competitive sport.  Equality; not superiority.

the4m... the4mutts

Hahaha I can believe this is real.

My 8, almost 9yr old son thinks that the best things about being a boy are:

Peeing standing up

Not having to wear a shirt when its hot

And getting to stay up later. *which is because he's oldest, not because he's a boy, but that's how he sees it*

My 6yr old daughter thinks being a girl is great because:

You get prettier hair, prettier clothes, and don't have to get dirty.

Kids say the darndest things

femal... femaleMIKE

having a vegina is a benefit! lmao

CPN322 CPN322

Haha what a cute list! "We have veginas." :)

PonyC... PonyChaser

I find myself agreeing with Manders... what was the context of this "writing assignment"? Was it in school or was it in Girl Scouts? Because that makes a HUGE difference for me.

Having said that, I'm entertained by her answers. I don't see it so much as "girl power" as an honest answer to a question, though.

Cynthia Parten

I think this is adorable! I am glad this little girl has such high self-esteem and is proud to be a girl.

witch... witchfantasy

I can imagine my old 3rd grade teacher giving this assignment as gender specific as possible. She taught us to be proud of who we were and what we had. Granted you don't go around advertising what you have, but kids have every right to be proud of the gender they are. Be it boy, girl, or "undecided".  I like the line "We have stuff that makes us preanet and we can make milk with our bobes" That's cute!

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Being pregnant has made me talk to my daughter a lot more about the female body. She was genuinely excited and proud that she has a "You-ters", "O-vrees", and could make milk with her "boops" when she grows up. And she believes its astonishing that girls can "grow a baby like  watermelon.." It makes me proud, that she's becoming proud of being a woman. I have high hopes for her :-p

Laura Jerpseth

Having a vagina is terrible. It brings monthly bleeding and cramps. And you can't even pee standing up! 

Why would anyone WANT to experiance the pain of pregnancy??? Men still get the chance of being a parent WITHOUT all the pain!

Not all women are smart, creative, have jobs, and are powerful. Number 2, 3, 6, and 7 should not count because men can have those things, too. 

I've always felt that men have it better than women. I wish I was a man.....

Laura Jerpseth

Not to mention, in some countries women basically don't have any rights.

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