Tuesday, July 1, 2014

#LikeA girl

I'm wondering if you've seen this ad for Always? if you haven't it's worth a look:

It's amazing.
It's powerful.
But it's also sad and depressing to think that after a certain age, self doubt and societal mores ruin it for innocent adolescent girls.

Campaigns like this aim to change that, but are the #hashtag campaign and the viral video enough? When it's right in front of our faces it can be ever so ugly, but is that realization enough to abolish the "like a girl" mentality?

I hope so. Because the younger girls in the spot above are the true heroes. If that's what it's like to do anything "like a girl", I want to be that girl.


Anonymous said...

I don't know. I am of mixed emotions about this. I think that the concept is a good one. In fact, I agree that one of the first lessons that need to be taught to kids is confidence in themselves, so I am not really taking away from this.


It seems to me that the people who create the Always feminine hygiene products are exploiting this theme. There's money in it for them somewhere, otherwise they really wouldn't be doing this. They certainly are not doing it for the good of all girls.

Also, does it mean that all the jokes about being called "SuperGirl" versus "SuperWoman" are now null and void?

It seems to me that all we are trying to do is to financially capitalize on a stigmatism placed on young girls that we ourselves created through upbringing and pop culture.

In a way, this doesn't seem right to me.....

MarkD60 said...

I think, from looking at pictures of chromosomes, that women are superior to men. Women have X chromosomes, men have Y. Sometimes you can see a little stub on the Y, like it was an X, but one arm got broke off. That would mean that men are defective women.

Women are the best! I don't like people, religions and societies that think women are less than.