I Throw Like a Girl Because I am a Girl – You Got a Problem with That?

I wanted to share this because I have three lovely god-daughters whom I hope will never feel that doing anything “like a girl” should be something they ought to be ashamed of.

“You throw like a girl!”

What does it mean to you when you hear that? “Always” posed this question to several people and asked them to demonstrate.

The message in this video is a powerful one. Our young girls do not perceive “throwing like a girl” as a negative thing, but by the time they grow up, they all do. Evidently, our stereotypical society is teaching our girls that doing anything “like a girl” is somehow a bad thing. We need to stop it. Because it is a myth that has already been debunked by Mythbusters:

Without any prior experience, boys, girls, men and women all throw the same. You don’t throw any better for being a boy, or any worse for being a girl. You’re only better or worse because of practice and past experience. Just check out Jordan Taylor throwing with deadly accuracy in the video above if you haven’t already.

I hope every girl will see this message from “Always”.

“We’re kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.” – Always

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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