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Fight #LikeAGirl

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"Fight like a girl." "Run like a girl." "Hit like a girl."
Are these positive messages or negative messages?

It depends on the context.

Men use the phrase to insult one another when they aren't performing up to par.

Women use it as a call to action when they are conquering their struggles.

But when (and where) does doing something "like a girl" become an insult? Are we instinctively born with the preconceived notion that 1) girls perform subpar to boys and 2) when someone performs less than what is expected, they are compared to a girl - not a girl who does not {fill in the blank} just a girl?

Always™ answers this in their latest Like a Girl promotion.



If you're unable to view the video (or choose not to), let me sum it up for you:

Adult women, adult men, and boys (boys!!) are asked to do various tasks #LikeAGirl: run, throw, fight.

Every single individual performs each task quite comically - if it weren't so sad.

Then, the video cuts to 10 year…