I started to write this post last week. I wanted to tell you how “ungirly” I am for a girl. How I despise things like manicures, and that you couldn’t pay me to get a pedicure, I hate them THAT much. I wanted to tell you how UN-girly it is that I LOVE Whiskey, and hate light beer.
But I scratched that post when I saw this video:
I admit it, being “girly” has always been coupled with negativity. Girls have been seen as weaker, slower, second best. To be “girly” is a stereotype.
It made me want to show all the little girls out there how girly I actually am.
One little girl in the video hit the nail on the head when asked if “like a girl” is a good thing or a bad thing. She said “It sounds like you’re trying to humiliate someone.” When did this start??
Why am I girly?
-I am girly because I work out and have strong muscles.
-I am girly because I am only just tapping into my full potential as a runner. I am finding out that there is a fierce competitor inside me who
bears her fangs makes an appearance during a race.
-I am girly because I run…and I am proud to run like a girl because i am a girl. A tough as nails kick your ass I’ll beat you in a race GIRL.
I’ll leave you with this: A couple of the strong females interviewed were asked their advice to little girls when they are told that they do something “like a girl”. They had some pretty powerful messages:
Keep doing it…because it’s working. If someone else says that running like a girl, kicking like a girl, or shooting like a girl is something you shouldn’t be doing-then that’s THEIR problem because if you’re still scoring, and you’re still getting to the ball on time, and you’re still first- you’re doing it right. It doesn’t matter what they say. I mean..Yes, i swim like a girl, I walk like a girl, and I kick like a girl, and I wake up in the morning like a girl because I AM a girl. And it’s not something That I should be ashamed of. Thats what they should do.
Why can’t “run like a girl also mean win the race??
How are you “girly”?