This Powerful Video Shatters All The Stereotypes Associated With The Term 'Like A Girl'

Shreemi Verma , 09 Sep 2016

If we had a dollar for the number of times a girl/woman has heard the term ‘like a girl‘ as an insult, we’d be billionaires. An independent survey by Nielsen conduscted in association with one of India’s leading feminine care brand- whisper, reveals that 1 in 2 girls in India agree that they still see the phrase #LikeAGirl as being insulting to girls and boys. Like you ‘run like a girl’ or you ‘throw like a girl’ or even, you ‘fight like a girl’. Girls in India are often pressurized to conform to certain restrictions, especially after puberty, which leads to the women getting self-conscious and insecure about their bodies. This is further fueled by phrases such as ‘Like A Girl’ that are used intuitively to show them down.

But thankfully, as Bob Dylan predicted – the times they are a changin. In the wake of India’s success at the 2016 Olympics, the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ is going through a positive transition, but we have a long way to go. As Indian women battle with rampant sexism in all fields, like sports, business, arts, Whisper has taken up a stand and put together a movement to empower girls to do things ‘Like a Girl’ and be proud of it. The aim is that this phrase should now mean to do things with strength, talent, character and overall amazing-ness. Don’t you agree?

Sakhi Malik, PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar
Sakhi Malik, PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar

We need to change that and we need to change that now. So ladies, the next time someone tells you that you’re doing something ‘like a girl’, just do what you do because that means you’re kicking ass!

This post is in partnership with Whisper India

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