5-Year-Old Feminist Has Badass Reply To Boy Saying Girls Can't Be Scientists

by John Haltiwanger

Sometimes the youngest among us are also the wisest.

This is definitely the case for Eva, a 5-year-old who already understands the importance of gender equality.

It seems she's destined to become a feminist icon.

The adorable little girl is on the Channel 4 show, "The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds."

When a 5-year-old boy named Jude said girls can't be scientists because, "They make silly potions," Eva wasn't having that shit.

He was all like, girls can't be scientists because of "silly potions"


And she clapped back and was all like, nah, "I extracted the DNA from a banana once." Yes, she actually said this.


Eva then taught Jude karate, and he concluded she's "very tough and very strong, like the Hulk." Damn straight.


This little girl just taught Jude how to be a feminist! She is far more badass than many adults I know.

Eva even seems to be aware of the women's suffrage movement and the fact women did not always have the right to vote; in both the US and the UK, it's been less than 100 years since women gained the right to vote.

Although, she also seems to think the brave women who fought for the right to vote all got killed, which isn't true.

But she's also only 5, and she seems to have the basics down, so we can forgive her.

While a lot of adults unfortunately struggle with the concept of feminism, she seems to comprehend it's simply about gender equality and the notion that males and females should have equal rights and opportunities.

If a 5-year-old can do it, all of us can.

As Eva put it,

Boys aren't better than girls, they're exactly the same.

Indeed. Well said, Eva.

Everyone should be a feminist, because we all benefit from it.

Watch the video of Eva and Jude's interactions below.

Citations: Badass 5-year-old girl is the feminist role model you've been looking for (Mashable)