Watch This & Make Your Daughter Proud to Be a Girl (VIDEO)

girls in a fieldWe've all heard the phrase "like a girl" at one point in our lives. Whether it's when describing someone who "runs like a girl" or "hits like a girl," it's been used to characterize someone as weaker or lesser. Well, not anymore. In a video that's going viral, Always has brought on Lauren Greenfield (director of The Queen of Versailles) to show us what it really means to do it "like a girl."

First, Greenfield asked multiple people -- teenage girls, younger boys, adult men -- to "run like a girl" and "throw like a girl." Immediately, they ran about with their arms flailing, their legs awkwardly stomping, and began throwing weakly. But then she asked the same question to preteen girls. And their responses will shock you. Take a look:

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They're nothing like the first group. To them, "running like a girl" and "throwing like a girl" means sprinting at top speed and catapulting a ball.

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As one participant says, "Why can't 'run like a girl' also mean 'win the race'?" And the truth is it should. But our girls need us to change the connotation, to be careful with what we say to them and about them.

A girl's confidence plummets during puberty, so when they hear "like a girl" used in a negative way, they internalize it. By changing the association and empowering our daughters, we can show that "like a girl" is actually something quite wonderful.

What does "like a girl" mean to you?

Check out the new, 60-second #LikeaGirl spot, scheduled to appear at the Super Bowl XLIX.


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