From the time we are born, society has instilled how we should behave, what clothes we should wear, how we should talk, the way we look, what toys we should play with, what we should look for in a partner and more. This is society’s concept of shaping gender roles. If you deviate from this label you are shamed upon and considered deviant.
Although genders are treated differently by society, it’s not until middle school or puberty when girls start recognizing and carrying out these roles. Females are stigmatized as weaker, less important, and inferior to their male counterparts; therefore, affecting where and how they fit into society. This video, Always demonstrates the perception of how both male and females, old and young, portrays what it means to be “like a girl.”
Women have come a long way to fit in today’s society and have a long ways to go before recognition; but women everyday are breaking the barrier of being stigmatized of what living in a man’s world looks like. Women like Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama, Amelia Earhart, Toni Morrison, Helen Keller, Aung San Suu Kyi, Dorothy Day, Susan B. Anthony, Williams sisters, Mo’ne Davis, Betty Friedan, and Katie Couric are empowering girls and reconstructing a new image of being strong, confident, and independent. Boosting our girls, breaking the barriers of gender inequality, standing tall, and fighting like a girl is the new “we society.” Proud to be a GIRL! Join the movement in making a different for girls. #LikeAGirl