Always really brought it with this #LikeAGirl campaign. I like the older girl who runs funky and the camera people are all like "so now you want a do-over?" and she's all "yes please" (meanwhile in her mind she's probably saying; uhhh yeah… why did I run like that… I don't do that normally). Ladies, don't feed into that stereotype. If someone asked me to "run like a girl" I wouldn't make some flailing gesture, I would run as I normally do. I'm certainly not a track star, but I wouldn't discredit my effort in that way. Sure men and women are vastly different, but that doesn't mean we can't aspire to the same things. For me, when I hear, you (blank) like a man, it's usually strong and abrasive, more of a compliment than being told you do something like a girl. That phrase usually brings to mind weakness. So yes, sometimes it is offensive to be told you do something like a girl.
I like this campaign. It's powerful and discussion-provoking. If I were a teacher, I would share it with my middle-schoolers and get a class discussion and activity going based on "…like a girl." It's also the little things, tell your daughter, sister, niece, cousin they are strong like a girl: think like Annie "I can do anything better than you!"