Motivational Monday | Be Unstoppable #LikeAGirl

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Question: What does the phrase “like a girl” mean to you?

In the family-comedy sports movie The Sandlot (1993), young baseball players hurl insults back and forth, when ‘Ham’ blurts out “You play ball like a girl!” …but what does that mean? When did the connotation become negative and why?

The leading consumer product company, Proctor & Gamble, have been running a series of social experiments in conjunction with their feminine product brand Always in a mission to redefine the phrase “like a girl” as an expression of strength.

 

 

The first ad has been in circulation for the past year, it’s refreshing to see that the young girls, who have not been conditioned by any labels, interpret the phrase as meaning strength, power, and ability.

Do you run like a girl? Do you throw like a girl? Do you swing like a girl? …Maybe because you are a girl but everyone, regardless of gender, anatomy or age, has the opportunity to be great and to do great things.

 

 

The latest ad in the campaign was shared just last week and the message is equally as powerful as the first, this time around the young girls list the limitations that they believe society places on them and then they physically smash through and break them down.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks or says to you, forget expectations, remove limitations and believe in yourself, then you will be unstoppable.

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What do YOU do like a girl

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9 thoughts on “Motivational Monday | Be Unstoppable #LikeAGirl

  1. I think I do everything like a girl! Hahaha and I’m proud of it! 🙂 I just want young girls to be proud to be who they are, whether that is a girly-girl or a tomboy. Everyone should feel proud in their own skin! 🙂

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  2. I just love everything about this campaign so much. I remember watching the initial ‘like a girl’ ad last year and feeling so happy and empowered! It really expressed something that I’d felt for ages. It completely sucks that there have been so many negative connotations associated with femininity over the years, but it’s awesome that ads like this are helping to break down those assumptions in an effort to create new ones. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    • Thanks so much for the comment Daisy, I do think it’s important to spread such messages in as many places as we can! I love ads like this, they really make you think… these archaic stereotypes should have been broken down long before now.

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