We whole-heartedly believe that doing anything "like a girl" doesn't merit the social stigma associated with this phrase. Back in April we posted a MythBusters video which takes this concept to task, and now this new video is making it's way around the social media universe. In this video, the director asks several men and women to demonstrate running, throwing and punching "like a girl". You can imagine the parodies that ensue. But then the director asks a much younger group of kids to do the same. When asked to run, the girls run fast. When asked to punch, they put all their strength into it. Their wrists don't bend, arms don't flail, and their legs don't resemble limp noodles. Instead, the girls look strong and determined. Which begs the question, at what point in our development does "like a girl" become associated with weakness and timidity? And while most of us may make this comment in jest, not intending to insult the ladies near and dear to us, maybe there are larger social repercussions that we aren't thinking of?
This is why we love seeing girls and women taking this phrase back. They are conquering hills, pushing for PR's, embarking on epic adventures, and generally unafraid to #RideLikeAGirl.