Women's History Month

Kids Describe Feminism — And Have A Better Understanding Of What It Means Than Some Adults

"This is Malala. She is one of my heroes."

The boys and girls over at HiHo Kids, Cut Video's youth-focused YouTube channel, have had the opportunity to sit down with illustrator Koji Minami and watch him draw the things they describe. In the past, the kids have given Minami descriptions for topics such as love, the future, and their dream jobs. They've also given him details on how to draw their parents and God. Minami draws whatever the kids describe which often results in some funny and weird illustrations. The exercise is always great for encouraging their creativity — and gives us a few laughs. 

In honor of Women's History Month this March, the kids took on a topic some were unfamiliar with: feminism. While some struggled to say the word, Minami explained to them that feminism is the belief that men and women should be treated equal. The kids all agreed with this sentiment and made some excellent points. They shared that they believe a woman should be president, that all children should have access to education regardless of gender, and that women should have the opportunity to take on any job they wish.

"Do you think girls are as smart as boys?" Minami asked one of the girls. "Of course," she replied without skipping a beat. 

"Do you think they're more smart than boys?" Minami asked. 

"Everyone is smart in their own way," the little girl said. 

When asked if they have women in their lives who inspire them, the kids named their mothers, grandmothers, and Malala Yousafzai. 

"What do you think is the future of feminism?" Minami asked a pair of siblings. 

"Maybe a woman, like Michelle Obama, in the White House," the girl said. 

"Too many women just think that a woman is unfit for office," her brother replied. "It's SO sexist. I hate it." 

Overall, these kids had a great understanding of what it means to be a feminist and had a lot of insightful things to say on the matter. See for yourself in the video above.

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