I’ve heard it my whole life, the references about girls that imply girls are somehow less than boys. The derogatory remarks like “He runs like a girl” or “She throws like a girl”, and the statements like “Don’t be such a girl”. The other day I was at the school with my kids when my daughter’s friend told me my son had called him a girl. He was clearly upset and my son definitely didn’t mean it as a compliment. Rather than consequence my son and give in to the idea that being a girl is a bad thing, I told him that there was nothing wrong with that because girls are awesome. His mother quickly agreed and the boys moved on from their dispute.

I’m a grown woman and on an intellectual level I know that those statements mean nothing. I know that I am every bit as capable as a man and I know my daughter has just as much potential as her brothers. On an emotional level, those statements hurt me. They hurt because of what they imply but also because so they are so widely accepted. It hurts me because I don’t want my daughter to grow up being treated as if she is not as fast, as strong or as important as her male counterparts. It is time for that to stop. Watch and share this video if you agree.

Always is inviting girls and women everywhere to join the movement and share what they proudly do #LikeAGirl. Tweet, take a picture, shoot a video or send a message using the hashtag #LikeAGirl to take a stand and show young girls everywhere that doing things “like a girl” should never be used as an insult – that it means being strong, talented and downright amazing.

Here are some pictures of my daughter doing things “like a girl”.

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She climbed all the way to the top, like a girl.

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She shot that arrow, like a girl.

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And she hit her target too, just like a girl.

I can’t wait to see what photos all of you share. I know that we can make a difference!

Sheri

Social Media Specialist at Kidsumers
Sheri McDonald is a Mom to 4 awesome kids who range in age from 6 to 21. She is a Canadian Mom Blogger, a Travel Blogger, a Brand Ambassador, a Social Media Influencer, a Spokesperson and an amateur photographer. You can find her writing about family life, food, travel, Disney and family friendly products at Kidsumers (a play on the word 'consumers') and sharing her travel experience at Big Family Travels.

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