I think the phrase “like a girl” is used as an insult, not as a compliment, almost every time it is spoken. Here is an interesting video by Always, that looks at what we think when we’re told to do something “like a girl,” and how we might change what it means.
I like the idea of changing the meaning of “like a girl” to something empowering and strong, especially since my daughter is now in that almost-a-teenager stage. I know that the next few years will be important in her physical and emotional growth. I want her to make it through puberty feeling positively about herself and her future.
Some girls never recover from the things they experience and feel during their early years. I want to do whatever I can to help my daughter feel good about growing up.
What do you think about the message in this video?