There has been a lot of conversation in our community and on masalamommas.com in recent months on gender bias, raising sons. vs. daughters, attitude changes through puberty, the STEM movement and especially the response received by the #LikeAGirl videos that have gone viral online.
In fact, the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the #LikeAGirl campaign has helped change perception of the phrase “like a girl” for 68 percent of women and 59 percent of men who have seen the video, according to the new Always Puberty & Confidence Wave II Study. Always is acknowledging and applauding the incredible girls who showcased what they proudly do “like a girl” in a new spot featuring Olympic female hockey star Hilary Knight and girls from around the world.
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The new Always survey also shows the campaign is affecting men and their behaviour. Two out of three men say they would stop or think twice about using the phrase “like a girl” as an insult after watching the #LikeAGirl video.
So how do you cut through the clutter of advice and raise your children at home?
How do you encourage confidence during puberty? Do you set guidelines based on gender and have these standards changed for the better in your opinion from our older generation of South Asian mothers and fathers? Have campaigns like the #LikeAGirl movement changed perceptions about gender?
We’re having a twitter chat to talk about this subject and we’d love to have your voice there!
Join us for a twitter chat with co-host @always to talk to moms online! We’ll also have great prize packs to give away!
When: April 15th at 8pmEST
Hosted by: @Masalamommas
**prizing available to Canadian residents only.
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