I came across this video on the runners world facebook page, and absolutely loved it. When did doing something “like a girl” become and insult? Take my blog title for example; “Runner Girl Robin”
I identify myself as a runner, and a girl. And obviously i don’t use any of those terms in a derogatory fashion.
The producers ask older women, and 10 year old girls, the same question: Show us running like a girl.
The older women demonstrated the stereotypical girly girl; laughing, flailing their arms.
But the 10 year olds were a different story. They ran straight and tall, with proud confidence. One girl even said “running like a girl means running as fast as I can!”
It’s time to redefine what doing something “like a girl” means. Because why is it a bad thing?!
If running like a girl means running tall, proud, and with a smile on my face, the hell yeah I run like a girl!
Use the hashtag #LikeAGirl on twitter to declare your support!