Mum complains girls’ shorts are SO much shorter than boys’ shorts

Lack of "variety and choice for parents" led this mum to complain on Facebook

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When out shopping for shorts for her daughter, it’s safe to say Nikita Friedman was pretty disappointed with the lack of choice.

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In fact, the difference in length between the black girls’ shorts and green boys’ shorts pictured left her so irritated, she felt she had to complain.

“Little girls shorts in a size 1 next to little boys shorts in a size 1,” wrote the mum from Queensland, Australia, on the Big W’s Facebook page.

“Why on earth does my 1 year old need to have shorts so short that her nappy is hanging out??? Little girls are not sex objects. Gender bias is disgusting.”

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Thousands of mums have commented on the post – some agreeing and others saying the shorts aren’t an issue.

“Yes!! The main reason we have to buy our nearly 3-year-old daughter boys shorts or shorts a size bigger. It’s ridiculous how short the shorts are for girls!!” one mum said.

“And sadly the older girls get the worse it often is. I have a 7 year old who wears size 10. Once young girls outgrow size 7 and have to find clothing in the older girl section, the clothing is often designed for much older teenage children, and to be completely honest a lot of the styles are too skanky for my liking,” another added.

But not everyone agreed. “I have these exact shorts for my three-year-old who is still in nappies,” another mum wrote. “They don’t show her nappy nor are they sexual in any sense! I have absolutely no problem with them.”

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After a huge debate in the comments section of the post, Big W said they will be discussing the issue with the relevant team.

Photos: Facebook / Big W Australia

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