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When did being a girl become an insult?

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You throw like a girl.

You run like a girl.

You eat like a girl.

You catch like a girl.

You dance like a girl.

You play like a girl.

You kick like a girl.

You punch like a girl.

You scream like a girl.

So when did doing things like a girl become an insult? Become demeaning?

When someone wants to say that your voice is too high pitched when you scream, they say, you scream like a girl. When you aren’t very good at throwing a ball, or kicking it, you do it like a girl. If you run slowly, you run like a girl.

I’ve noticed this kind of language being used several times, and by almost everyone I’ve met. Specially, the media houses. Movies, whether Hollywood or Bollywood, use these lines all the time. They make doing things like a girl seem wrong and useless. I…

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7 thoughts on “When did being a girl become an insult?

  1. The more accurate question would be when was it not treated like an insult? I am not condoning this cultural practice of course, merely pointing out that it has been so for pretty much all human history…

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