When Did Doing Something ‘Like a Girl’ Become an Insult?


This video starts with a powerful question: “When did doing something ‘like a girl’ become an insult?

Watch as you see and hear the responses of real men and women at different ages respond to what it means to do something ‘like a girl.’ We should all be careful the next time we use these 3 words in front of our younger girls.

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty’s really no picnic either, it’s easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl’s self-confidence.

The 3 Most Dangerous Words To Tell Your Daughter would be Like a girl.
We’re kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.

LIke a girl“In my work as a documentarian, I have witnessed the confidence crisis among girls and the negative impact of stereotypes first-hand,” said Lauren Greenfield, filmmaker and director of the #LikeAGirl video. “When the words ‘like a girl’ are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. I am excited to be a part of the movement to redefine ‘like a girl’ into a positive affirmation.”

So tell us… what do YOU do #LikeAGirl?