I wanted to share this because I have three lovely god-daughters whom I hope will never feel that doing anything “like a girl” should be something they ought to be ashamed of.
“You throw like a girl!”
What does it mean to you when you hear that? “Always” posed this question to several people and asked them to demonstrate.
The message in this video is a powerful one. Our young girls do not perceive “throwing like a girl” as a negative thing, but by the time they grow up, they all do. Evidently, our stereotypical society is teaching our girls that doing anything “like a girl” is somehow a bad thing. We need to stop it. Because it is a myth that has already been debunked by Mythbusters:
Without any prior experience, boys, girls, men and women all throw the same. You don’t throw any better for being a boy, or any worse for being a girl. You’re only better or worse because of practice and past experience. Just check out Jordan Taylor throwing with deadly accuracy in the video above if you haven’t already.
I hope every girl will see this message from “Always”.
“We’re kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.” – Always