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A Must-Watch Social Experiment for Girls and Women Everywhere

Watch as a social experiment reveals the surprising gender stereotypes that we still perpetuate--and how they affect the self-esteem of girls and women on a subconscious level. Let's work on making "like a girl" a phrase to be proud of!
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  • "'Playin' like a girl' means you're a badass"
    64881609238/?pnref=story - 11/11/2015 6:22:55 PM
  • Awesome message! "Why can't 'run like a girl' mean win the race?" Wish we had this message when I was a girl! - 11/11/2015 9:46:38 AM
  • When I see this video it brings tears to my eyes! I remember being young and running like a girl, hitting the ball like a girl, and the like, and I was excellent at sports. I also remember when I hit those critical years when I learned that doing things "like a girl" became an insult, and then I wanted to be accepted like I was doing it like a boy. So sad. I hope young girls see this and change their perceptions and realize being a girl is wonderful. Boys are not ashamed of themselves, so neither should girls! - 10/22/2015 2:46:10 AM
    I love it! Empowerment and reinforcing strength in spite of the pull-downs. - 9/13/2015 7:41:54 PM
  • It must be miserable to go through life getting tied up in knots about colloquialisms, but then that's very typical of girls. - 3/6/2015 9:30:23 AM
  • I loved this video and I hope all of America sees this. - 7/20/2014 8:00:51 AM
  • It may be a commercial, but I applaud the company for priding this. And yes, I have a more positive attitude toward their products, too! It's so refreshing to see a positive message. - 7/19/2014 1:12:07 PM
  • I saw a tee shirt once that said " I run like a girl - do try to keep up!" - 7/16/2014 9:06:59 PM
  • Loved it. - 7/13/2014 10:36:44 PM
  • Oh my. I love this! Every girl should do everything like a girl! ultimately because we are girls!!! - 7/10/2014 11:20:44 AM
  • This was really touching...coming from a girl - 7/3/2014 4:24:24 PM
  • SHODAN62
    My daughter played softball for 13 years and she is a third degree black-belt in Aikido. Through all of her training in both sports, I would encourage her to run, throw, slide, hit, punch and kick like a girl. To us that phrase always meant to excel. - 7/1/2014 3:52:28 PM
  • Social experiment?

    Oh, please.

    Let's call it what it really is. It is an advertisement. This is a form of advertising these days. Want to see another one like this? Google Chipotle Scarecrow or Thai giving commercial.

    I don't dispute the message, but call it what it is. It. Is. An. Attempt. To. Sell. You. A. Product. - 7/1/2014 3:08:14 PM
    I am so thankful and grateful that the awfully sexist comment "like a girl" (when meant as an insult) has been exposed and brought to light. As a girl, thank you so so so much 'Always'!!!! - 7/1/2014 2:12:09 PM
  • Yes we have a drop in self-esteem, because all of a sudden there are "boys" that we are trying to attract. So all of a sudden we have acne and body odor and that embarrasing "time of the month", and we have to shave and be attractive. It's not just the physical attributes that get damped down, it's the mental ones as well. Girls don't want to be "too smart" or "too athletic" to get a boyfriend. So I don't know what it would take to get away from that, but role models would help. When I was a teen the TV show "Wonder Woman" was on - what a role model SHE was! Then a few years ago there was a commercial with two guys playing basketball one-on-one, and someone yells out "You play like GIRLS!" They look, and it's Cynthia Cooper, and they say "Thank You!" Loved the running & bat-swinging at the end - GREAT JOB!!! - 7/1/2014 10:06:16 AM