The first time I watched the video below, it brought tears to my eyes.

No, it wasn’t that time of the month.

I became emotional because the video hit a nerve. I am a woman who has experienced this type of sexism, and I am a mother to a pre-teen girl who is already showing signs of diminished self esteem. Take a look.

I can’t pinpoint when it started or what triggered her insecurities, but my daughter worries more about how she looks and she withdraws from sports and other activities that she once enjoyed. Kids her age internalize everything that is said about them and to them, and a simple “You ___ like a girl” is definitely heard as an insult. It says that a girl is less capable than a boy, which is simply not true.

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I am also a mother to three boys. It is important to teach my daughter to recognize her self worth, but it is even more important that I teach my boys to value girls and women. I take every opportunity to teach my children that their gender doesn’t define who they are and what they are capable of. I teach my boys that they need to respect women and think of each woman they meet as someone’s mother or sister. We need to teach the boys now to avoid the harm to the girls later on.

If you agree, I invite you to enter the giveaway this prize pack that is valued at $40 and includes a #LikeAGirl T-shirt and Always Infinity product.

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Sheri McDonald is an adventurous lifestyle blogger who has been parenting for 24 years and sharing her life online for over six years. You can find her discovering the world along with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.
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