Always, Thank You For Your #LikeAGirl Campaign

Always, Thank You For Your #LikeAGirl Campaign

Through empowering women, you're doing public relations right.

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Marketers often make consumers "want to pay attention" by "calling out" society. In Always' #LikeAGirl campaign, the company does just that.

By employing simplicity and innocence of a child's mind, Always makes known a prominent problem in society. Because children are seen as "pure" beings we want to shield from evil (whatever that may encompass), using them as part of a marketing strategy creates a sense of wholesomeness.

A TV advertisement that is an element of the #LikeAGirl campaign consists of someone behind the camera asking women, men, and boys to "run," "fight," and "throw" like a girl. Snippets of respondents acting weak and prissy are shown.


A woman "runs like a girl."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs


A man "fights like a girl."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs


Then, the same person behind the camera asks young girls to perform the same tasks, to which they respond with extreme strength and pride.


A young girl "runs like a girl."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs


A young girl "fights like a girl."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

Through this simple juxtaposition, the deeper truths of society's view of women are portrayed. By the time members of society reach adulthood, they have learned views on how women "should" act. The three words "like a girl" transform from a simple phrase into an insult.

The young girls in the advertisement show a sort of strength that comes with their innocence. Fear is instilled into viewers' minds when they realize at some point, these girls will become insecure about their abilities simply because of commonly held beliefs in society. The irony of this truth is that confidence in their abilities is not something women need to acquire. It is something women are born with but lose as they grow, simply by being who they are. Then, at some point, all of this lost confidence must be found again.

Always is supporting a cause that many women find important: female empowerment. On behalf of many of my fellow females, thank you, Always, for reminding us that doing something "Like A Girl" shouldn't be an insult.

Thank you for reminding us of the inner strength that has been inside of us all since birth.

Thank you for reminding us of all we can do as females.

Thank you for reminding us to be cognizant of how we portray women in society.

Thank you, Always, for reminding us of how incredible it is to do something #LikeAGirl.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

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Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

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I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:

NETFLIX

Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.

SLEEP

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CHOCOLATE

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CATS

me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.

BOOKS

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