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These kids were asked if a woman could do Santa's job

Their answers were pretty interesting.

IF SANTA WERE female, could she do the job?

That was the question asked to a group of British kids as part of a social experiment – and most thought a woman just wouldn’t cut it.

Why not?

She’d get lost in the sky.

Capture Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

If she had a baby, then she’d be doing the presents [and] taking care of the baby.

Capture Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

The baby would crush all the toys when they’re trying to bring it to other children.

Capture Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

I think he’d be better at bossing around the elves.

Capture Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

One little guy didn’t think gender would be an issue, though.

I reckon the lady Santa would be much better because she could fit down the chimneys quicker.

Capture Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

The video, which has been watched over 50,000 times, was made to highlight how even young children are influenced by gender bias.

“Even Christmas’ top job is taken by a man,” said Alex Holder of Anomaly, the creative agency behind the short film.

We want to get people thinking about the lack of powerful female role models, and where better to start than the head of Christmas?

Source: Anomaly #morewomen/YouTube

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Catherine Healy

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