“Talk like a girl.”
“Walk like a girl.”
“Sit like a girl.”
Almost all girls have heard either of the above statements at some point in their lives.
They have it cut out for them – their roles and the way they should behave are so deeply embedded in the society that they.6 have normalised.
Girls are considered weak; boys, strong.
Even as children, girls are asked to behave ‘lady-like’, while boys are asked to be anything but.
Time and again boys are asked to not fight like girls, while girls are asked to not fight at all – pointing to the obvious stereotype which considers girls physically incapable.
They are asked to not step out alone. They are asked to not wear ‘indecent’ clothes; because girls cannot protect themselves, they say. Afterall, girls fight like ‘girls’.
Our stereotype aggravates the already existing issue.
Girls are teased on streets because boys believe that they cannot physically harm them. Girls are molested, abused and raped because of the same stereotype.
But what if girls could fight like GIRLS?
Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her bold views and breaking gender stereotypes in the film industry, is showing in this video what it actually means to fight like a girl.
That girls cannot fight, speak up for themselves and stand up to threats, is a flawed concept.
Women are born fierce and only those threatened by their strength call them weak.
Reebok has begun an important discourse to inspire Indian women to fight back, to fight like girls. Its #Girls
DontFight campaign sends across an important message – girls are strong, girls are powerful and they are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves.
If you have ever faced trouble on the streets or otherwise, tell the World about your act of bravery and inspire others to do the same.
Share your story on social media with #FitToFight or write to Kangana at [email protected]