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To those claiming nobody says “like a girl” anymore: In my own experience I’ve seen children (and usually exclusively children) use this phrase a lot, so it’s pretty likely this phrase is still around but only kids use it really so most of us never hear the phrase used anymore.
That’s what bothered me about this commercial. The kids in this commercial were supposedly so untouched by sexism that they didn’t know the phrase “like a girl” even existed as an insult. As if kids aren’t the ones that use the phrase the most. Yeah, right.
Also the people that did the impersonation of a girl fighting have obviously never seen a girl fight. Girl fights are fucking vicious, man.
Overall though I do still appreciate it for what it’s worth. The insult was always incredibly stupid to me so it would be nice if it went through some revolution and the meaning of the phrase changed. Language is a funny thing.
While the phrase is certainly not causing anything catastrophic, it still says something about society when the phrase “like a girl” means inferior. Is it the cause of sexism? No, but it’s one of those things that, while in general not that harmful, still keeps sexism alive in the back of our minds.
I agree, quite the brilliant marketing campaign
It should be noted though that “girl” can refer to any female from a small child to a woman in her 20s/30s while “boy” is generally referring to children and children alone (with some instances of it referring to young teens).
That was beautiful
I’m pretty sure this isn’t real at all
I believe what we have in this post is a form of trans-ableism, an able bodied person who wishes to to be disabled. It’s an actual thing, although not something that should be embraced and accepted.
I sympathize as I’ve found some triggering things myself on this site. Unfortunately you click the NSFW button at your own risk (although I personally would have put some form of warning in the title)
> Blatant animal abuse
> Petty shit
Some people have different priorities over certain issues. Some people think the abuse and torture of an animal is worse than if done to a human because animals can’t speak for themselves and frankly I don’t see much wrong with that.
This is fantastic and I genuinely hope it catches on across the globe
Reasons why Birch is my favorite professor
I don’t know about other kids but growing up I wanted to try just about anything so there was no need to “force” myself into doing anything before I found my passions. That being said, it’s healthy to encourage and teach kids to try just about anything, but being forceful about it kinda pushes you over the line to shitty parent territory.
Also there are much better and less foreceful ways of treating social anxiety than forcing people to big social events they don’t want to go to
Napoleon ice cream? Napoleon?
Considering the subject matter I believe that’s the point
That is one fantastic album cover
Don’t you know? Under Kakashi’s mask is another mask.
Ok but I really can’t help but laugh thinking that some people still fall for the Kakashi one. I remember seeing it floating around in 2006 and even then it got debunked as shopped pretty fast.
If the article is correct the reason it’s not working for her is for mental reasons rather than physical. Her obsession with vegan dieting led to an eating disorder. These diets don’t work for everyone as everyone’s body is different, but most people seem to get along fine being vegan or vegetarian.
As have I, it happens. Still, I see this more as a minority case than evidence that the diet is inherently unhealthy. At the end of the day, just do extensive research on whatever diet you choose and keep your doctor informed about your choices and your body will figure out what diet works for you.
Yes, evolution has required us to be omnivores in times when food is scarce
Yes, meats do contain certain nutrients that are good for the body (although whether they are entirely necessary or unable to be found in vegetarian foods is debatable)
But people, we aren’t living in the freaking stone age anymore. In the first world with our ample supply of food, vitamin supplements, and our ability to genetically alter food to give what we need from it, it’s arguably unnecessary to eat meat anymore. I still eat meat, it’s ok to still eat meat, but assumptions that people are going against nature by going vegetarian are dated as hell. Eating isn’t about survival anymore, it’s about being able to choose what we can eat and taking advantage of that choice. An omnivore diet is no healthier than vegetarian/vegan and vice versa. If it were so unhealthy for you then why aren’t our hospitals filled with vegans suffering from malnutrition?
Flexar already said they don’t take supplements for their diet and get along fine without it, and they also had a source to back their statement. Even if they did need supplements that doesn’t mean their diet is somehow flawed or more dangerous. If at the end of the day they get all the nutrients they need then what exactly is the problem? Vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore, it’s entirely possible to live off of these diets in the first world and treating one as being worse for your body than another is frankly delusional.
It seems the biggest reason for her changing over was more because she developed an eating disorder and less about lack of nutrients provided from a vegan diet. Yes, there are some people that can’t go vegetarian/vegan due to health reasons (I’ve known a couple of people in that case) but this seems to be more for mental health than physical. In general it’s pretty easy to provide yourself with the nutrients you need if you know what you’re doing which this woman seems to definitely know. Apologies if I’m reading into your post too much but I get a little annoyed when people think you’re missing out on necessary nutrients when you go on a vegetarian/vegan diet.
Weird, I’ve only seen boys do that to other boys
That is true, I’m sure a false claim can be punished in some way, even in the form of a lawsuit from the accused