I came across this video the other day and yes while I found it rather thought provoking at the time I didn’t really think about it again until I had a conversation with my youngest daughter regarding sports day.
It seems a young man had told her not to bother on the tug a war because boys will always win.
Simply girls are weak.
Now my daughter laughed it off and actually ended the conversation with the words “we will see”.
Yet how many girls would have just felt defeated at that moment.
There are days when I honestly believe we have moved forward in gender association. That we don’t normally assume a girls ambition is to get married and have children. That girls, women can do whatever their hearts desire.
But have we really?
I actually get to see discrimination from a mans point of view. Often my husband gets asked what’s his real job. As foster caring and raising children isn’t really a proper job for a man. I watch him stumble for words to explain and see his shoulder slump in defeat.
In short he has just been told his manhood is in question.
Can we just wake up and realise that jobs shouldn’t be gender specific.
We shouldn’t be shocked at male nurses or female mechanics.
We should celebrate the diversity of life.
Be grateful that our children get to see that they can be anything they want to be.
As for the above video I am proud to say “yes I run like a girl, I fight like a girl, and you know what that rocks because I am a girl”.
Also being a girl is pretty awesome.