“You run like a girl!” That’s a bad thing?
“You’re a girl.”
Is that a good thing or bad thing?
More than half the population are girls, or were girls. And girls can kick butt.
But some people don’t seem to think it’s such a good thing.
I was watching the movie, “Sweet November,” with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, where a little boy is taunted, “Your girl!” for making a small-ish boat.
Really, girls can make badass boats!
Or, Arnold Schwarzenegger called George H.W. Bush’s presidential opponents “a bunch of girlie men” back in ’88.
Growing up, I heard some guys police other guys by warning, “What a woman!” And it wasn’t a compliment.
Some might say, “Well, you wouldn’t want to be something you’re not.”
But when women are told, “You the man!” It’s meant as a compliment.
Or, sissies are demeaned but tomboys are not.
You have to wonder how females could feel very good about themselves when the words that label them are also used as insults.
Now Always shoots an ad where people are asked to “Throw like a girl,” or “Run like a girl.” And they always look silly and incompetent. Until they stop and think about it.
Truth is, girls are awesome!
Check it out “Always #LikeAGirl”