This actually made me very emotional…this is why I never did sports, because I was always told I did something “like a girl” and so I always felt defeated and never tried to prove them wrong, because all I was to them was a girl.
We really do need to take this back in our society, we don’t need more kids not doing something, just because someone’s thrown “like a girl” in front of it. Yes I’m a girl, and because I’m a girl I do things like a girl, but I’m not the same as everyone else, and we as a gender get slammed with this one comment.
"Fight like a girl" for Breast Cancer, their motto, that has good connotation, whereas you "throw" like a girl, "hit" like a girl, "walk" like a girl, "sit, stand, eat, drink, swim, dunk" etc like a girl, has bad connotations, and is a way of saying that we’re not valuable enough, that we’re not loved enough, that no matter how good we are at something we’ll always do it, "like a girl." Well excuse me…no.
What makes us so inferior to men that this has become an insult? A social norm? What do we as women have to do? Change. We need to change the way that people use the “like a girl” statement, and that starts when we stop mocking ourselves like the one girl said. If we stop making that okay, perhaps the rest of society will as well.
Let’s change the way we as girls, and woman are defined. Let’s redefine what it means to do something “like a girl” because if we make it, and take it like a compliment then they can’t use it as an insult. So here’s my statement, here is where I am using my words to fight like a girl. And if you can’t deal with that…you’re gonna have to.
I’m gonna fight like a girl, and I’m going to do what I can to change the way we as women are viewed. It only takes one person to start a revolution, so how about we band together, and do it as a team? Since they lump us all in “fight like a girl” let’s all fight like a girl and watch the definition change.
So yes, fight like a girl, but do it how you would do it.
Do it your way.
And don’t let anyone tell you any different.