I think most girls under the age of 12 will have been told out some point in life, that they 'run like a girl' or 'play like a girl', or that they're okay at playing football: 'for a girl'. I know I certainly have heard these phrases many times before, and trust me, it did pull me down. I just played a great game of football, and somebody says I did it 'Like A Girl'.
But, why is it an insult that boys are using to us females more frequently? And if people say it to us, why are we pulled down by it? Surely being Like A Girl is a great thing. After watching this video, the true meaning of Like A Girl has become clear. It means you played like the strong, powerful girl you are.
Although for most girls, hearing those words can lose their self-esteem, it confuses you, and can often bring girls right down, and angry with themselves for being who they are, during that fragile time of 10 - 12. But, from one young girl to another, the next time you hear Like A Girl, feel proud, feel powerful and feel like you can do anything. Because you can. And never, ever feel angry or mad at yourself. Ever.
What are your opinions on this? Also, the next time I post, I will be 11 (it's MA BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!) *cheers and throws a handful of glitter*