According to me, the most annoying #LikeAGirl statement that a girl is subjected to, is when boys are told not to cry ‘like a girl’. And this, I’m sure most girls can vouch for. As girls, we’re often told to conform to a certain behaviour and dressing style. Bollywood constantly shatters such attached stigma and misconceptions that people hold about girls. Yes, I’m a girl. No, I don’t cry at the drop of a hat, nor do I stay away from sports. With its portrayal of strong female roles, films like Akira, Mardaani and Mary Kom, among others, drive the message that girls should take pride in doing things ‘like a girl’. Whisper recently released a video to change the meaning of the phrase ‘like a girl’ and brought together female celebrities to further this initiative. Sonakshi Sinha, Sakshi Malik, Bani J and Soha Ali Khan spearheaded the movement and lifted weights, arm wrestled and played badminton, #LikeAGirl.
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So you think girls can’t play? Think again. This is how I Play #LikeAGirl EVERYDAY and I am PROUD of that. I invite all my followers to take up the @whisperindia #LikeAGirl & Proud Challenge and show the world what you do #LikeAGirl & PROUD. Let nobody tell what you cannot or should not do, just because you are a girl! We are UNSTOPPABLE and we should always be!
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No matter how much people like to tell me lifting isn't for me esp. being a girl.. It'll never amount to how much I LOVE to LIFT #LIKEAGIRL & PROUD! Did this as apart of Whispers #likeagirl and proud challenge! Shoutout to @whisperIndia for bringing the campaign here! Show your support for this awesome campaign by doing what you love PROUDLY like a girl! And tag your peeps too :) #likeagirl #wonteverstop #wordsaresosuperficial #cantfakepassion #fireinmybelly #backday #youknowit #likeagirlandproundchallenge #womenwhoLift #indianwomenrepresentin'
Since social media challenges are the flavour of the season, it seems only right to spread awareness the same way. In a bid to empower young girls and reinstate their confidence, Whisper opened the ‘Proud Challenge’ to all girls and asked them to post their photos/videos on social media, doing anything #LikeAGirl, and extend the challenge to five others by tagging their friends. It’s heartwarming to see how much the challenge is growing on social media.
"Ew, Stop dancing like 'a girl'" Break the stereotype #LikeAGirl and proud challenge #whisperIndia #UnstoppableLikeAGirl
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So what are you waiting for? Show everyone that you’re #UnstoppableLikeAGirl, because being ‘like a girl’ means being amazing.
This post is in partnership with Whisper India.