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Angry Mom Calls Out Target For Their Segregated Clothing For Girls And Boys, And It Goes Viral

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Angry Mom Calls Out Target For Their Segregated Clothing For Girls And Boys, And It Goes Viral

The pockets, the length, the material… why, Target?

A mom rages on a social platform after a frustrating shopping session for her young daughter. Meredith Alston was trying to find pants that are actually functional in protecting her child while she plays, but everything girly was also inevitably, frail.

“Target, if you’re listening, I need to ask you a question,” she started her video.

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She presented her case, “My daughter needed some new pants for school. So, you know, in the girl’s section, we’ve got these nice, stretchy, very thin leggings.”

“Now, let’s look at what the boys have.”

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“Ooh, these are durable, these have adjustable drawstrings and these have reinforced knees so they don’t fall apart every month.”

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That’s not all, this happens to all the kinds of pants she needed for her girl. She showed yet another pair of pants that might tear by the second week.

“My three-year-old needed some pants, too, so…”

“Oh, yes, she can wear some nice little jeggings. That’s nice.”

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“What could the boys wear? Dang, more reinforced knees. Wow, these aren’t even skin-tight! And I can tighten them with drawstrings,” said the mom who ended up buying boys’ pants for her girl.

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“You guys know I thrift everything,” she got serious. “But if I can’t find their size or the color that they need for the uniform, I’m gonna buy it new. I have to buy it new.”

“And this is what’s local. This is what I can afford, and these are my options.”

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With so many moms relating to her issue, she made another video specifically for the shorts. Meredith replied to the comment, “Now you got me started on the shorts.”

“These are for the same age group, size medium, ages 7 to 8,” she compared the shorts. “I don’t have to tell you which pair was made for girls and which pair was designed for boys.”

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“Just look at the legs, the tiny little pockets. As if girls don’t have sh**t they want to put in their pockets. Like they don’t collect things.”

She states the issue at hand, “This matters because who’s going to get dress-coded? Who’s going to be told that the shorts are too short?”

“And don’t tell me to just shop in the boy’s section, that’s not what this is about. These are the closest comparable things I could find and look how many pockets and extra fabric the boy’s shorts have vs. the girls.”

“And yet, the boys are someone cheaper!”

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“The toddler section, same deal. These longer shorts with pockets are somehow $6 compared to these barely functioning $8 shorts for girls,” she showed yet another comparison that showed the obvious differences.

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“And don’t say I’m just digging for these comparisons. Trust me, you don’t have to dig at all.”

Further explaining her situation as several moms argued that at least she has “options”, she doesn’t entertain people digressing.

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It was not about the style, but the fact that they are “not as durable, functional, or practical as the boys’ clothes are.” And she added, “The point is that there should be more options for my daughter that are not just skintight leggings.”

Because her daughter’s school enforces a dress code, she had to take extra care in picking the right set for her lest she gets shamed for it. She left a suggestion for Target to make the same choices available for little girls.”

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She admitted that the “bugs, and trees, and space, and vegetables” kinda “suck” for the boys.

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“Thank you for reminding me who really reinforces the ‘but what about us’ mentality,” she finished her video.

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With public figures bringing forward new ways of dressing that breaks gender norm, you’d think companies would follow suit.

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But no, parents still struggle with not being able to get clothes that their children want or are actually functional. Because, obviously, being able to be identified as a girl from what they wear is more important than whether it was enough to protect the kids.

With more than 2.2 million views, thrifter Meredith now regularly talks not only about her thrifting journey but also about shopping for the kids.

@naptown_thrifts Don’t even get me started on the text that’s on little girl’s clothes vs the boy’s clothing #targetstyle #target #thrifttok #targetfinds #targettok Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

Unfortunately, doesn’t look like Target and many other brands are changing for a long while.

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