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Ever Wonder Why Doing Something “Like A Girl” Is An Insult? Let’s Change That.

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Always recently asked a group of adults and teens to act out what it means to do something “like a girl.” Their animated and admittedly ignorant responses displayed the negative things people associate with being a “girl.” Running like a girl means to daintily trot and throwing like a girl means to give up on your strength and launch the ball toward the ground. But why is it defined this way?

Here’s a woman “running like a girl”:

blonde woman running like a girl

And a guy “fighting like a girl”…or so he thinks:

man fighting like a girl gif

Watch the video below. It’ll make you stop and think next time we throw around the words “like a girl”. Words mean more than we know. Watch:

Source: Always

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