Like being #LikeAGirl

Why is being like a girl always taken in the bad sense? Why is its connotation always negative? I’m a girl, a woman, and I don’t think there’s anything bad in that. Why then this sense of humiliation to say that you and I do something #LikeAGirl?
The ‘Like a girl’ campaign. Have you heard about it? Or, have you seen the video (below)? I think it would be good if you do. Perhaps that would help you see this post in the right perspective.
It was on Sanch’sblog that I first actually clicked play on this video. Though I had seen it shared across timelines I never really got to actually viewing the video. Until today of course. And if you have seen it now then you must also think, just like me, that this is a wonderful positive campaign?
I don’t know when #LikeAGirlbecame an insult. I really don’t. I don’t know why it became a phrase of ridicule. Do you?
Why should running like a girl be a bad thing? Or, why should driving like a girl be a bad thing? Or, why should crying like a girl be a bad thing? It takes a lot of guts to cry and show ones emotions you know. So why so many things associated with girls looked down upon?
I’m proud that I’m a girl, a woman. And I’m proud of everything I do as one.
Procter & Gamble’s Always Like a girlcampaign is asking girls to list down the things they do #LikeAGirl. And all that with a sense of pride not shame. So just like Sanchto lend my voice to this awesome campaign – Like a girl, I’m going to list down the things I do like a girl. I’m going to list down things I’m proud of doing my way, a girl’s way!
“Like being #LikeAGirl I say!”
So now you tell me the things that you do #LikeAGirl and remember there’s nothing in it to be ashamed about. Go on tell me.

33 thoughts on “Like being #LikeAGirl”

  1. To be comfortable in your own skin, to love being you and to be the best version of yourself that you can be. That's what I think of being 'Like a girl'. Simply loved this video when I saw it first <3 Good work, Naba 🙂

  2. I love like a girl is the exact thing that came to my mind too…
    Proud to be a firl 🙂 I am gonna do this too 🙂

  3. Nice post Naba ! Some things are so commonplace that sometimes you just dont focus on it.I think this was one of them.

  4. Absolutely! You got me thinking. I think there are many things that are said against boys too- like don't sit like a boy, dont keep your room a mess like a boy, dont stink like a boy! So when we go from one zone to another it becomes different may be an insult. I loved your write up and I proudly say I think, laugh, dress, write, weep, and care like a girl! 🙂

  5. I am a girl and I am proud of it. Beautiful Video and nice post Nabanita….. :). Thank you for sharing.

  6. I like that I am the comfort he seeks. It's me who makes the house a home. I may be sensitive but in control.

    I think it's time we did away with patriarchal terms like – sissy, grow a pair of balls, crybaby that insult the feminine.

  7. So true Shesha ..there are things said against boys also…

    And glad that you liked the write up 🙂

  8. Ah! And extend it further Naba! Each of us is a beautiful person, of ourselves, and to be made to feel ashamed of who we are is reprehensible. I mean, "Why are you NOT like a girl?" has also been used in a manner to make girls ashamed of themselves (and similar statements are made against boys as well). This typification of how a person ought to behave (as opposed to building moral values) IS a bane whether they glorify certain traits or belittle them.

  9. It takes a lot of courage to be comfortable in one's own skin… and also to let others be happy the way they are…

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