All to often I hear "like a girl", and instantly the conversation is insulting, negative, and submissive. Think about it, have you ever heard someone say,
"Tackle him like a girl would"
"Go in there and make them listen...be a woman."
"It's not a big deal, grow a vulva already"
Yeah, I didn't think so. The phrase "like a girl" usually goes more like this...
"ugh, you play like a girl."
"Bro, you sound like such a girl right now"
"Don't be such a p***sy"
"I'll be fine, they hit like a girl anyway"
None of that sounds positive. In fact, simply being called a girl is the most insulting thing you can call a kid, teen or adult male.
Whats worse is the fact that once puberty hits, girls start to also believe that doing anything "like a girl" means doing something weaker, more clumsily, and usually worse then a man would.
Im sorry but WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ABOUT?
Thanks to this AMAZING campaign from Always, a popular brand of pads and tampons (or as Huffington post phrased it "the things women use during their period" *eye roll*) created an amazing video about what people truly think #likeagirl means. And then they brought out real, younger girls, to see what they think #likeagirl means.
And the results for the same phrase are very different.
Check it out below and be ready to be mind blown.
Between the years of 10-12 a girls self-confidence plummets. Using like a girl to describe anything will make her self-worth plummet as well.
We as a whole need to rethink what it means to do anything Like A Girl, for the sake of our mothers, sisters, and daughters.
"Because why can't running like a girl also mean winning the race?"