Since when was doing something “like a girl” an insult? This is what director Lauren Greenfield set out to discover as she began the social experiment known as the Always #LikeAGirl campaign.
Watching the video, I think of all the strong, brilliant, talented girls I know (including my firecracker daughter!) and I am thankful for campaigns like this that start to raise awareness of the way we say things.
In the same way as saying something is “so gay” or “so retarded” is not appropriate, saying you do something “like a girl” should be turned around (as the campaign suggests) to being an expression of strength and downright amazingness.
How do you use your words to empower your students?