This Ad Asks Kids If Santa Could Be a Woman & Their Answers Raise Concerns

By: Cadhla Gray - Jan 18, 2016
References: anomaly & fastcocreate
Creative ad agency, 'Anomaly,' created a Christmas campaign ad that asks children in Britain if a female Santa Claus could get the job done. While viewers are certain to hear some doubtful children, the bold and resounding "no" that the kids respond with is quite shocking and raises concerns regarding gender stereotyping.

Perhaps of most concern are the thought-out reasons the children give for why a female Santa couldn't do the same job as a man. Worries like the baby crushing the presents, a lack of physical strength and getting lost in the night sky are among some of the top responses. While retaining some humor, the ad playfully showcases the fact that gender stereotypes begin influencing children from a young age. The ad successfully raises awareness about this while supporting Anomaly's recent work for Elle UK's #MoreWomen Campaign, which emphasizes the need for more female role models.