We are still not equal.
“Expect less. Even if you put in the same effort.”
Being born a girl is still a disadvantage in most societies. But we don’t want to change who we are – we’re proud to be girls, women, female. What we do want to change are the rules that are holding girls back. Rules set by men (and society) that we’ve had to play by. Rules in the workplace, in sports and, in life in general.
Let´s break the rules that hold us back. “Girls Will Be Girls” is a movement to set girls free. Free from the rules that keep us out of the workforce, sports and society. Free from the attitudes and misconceptions that restrict our freedom and limits our opportunities.
Let’s raise awareness together! #GirlsWillbeGirls
You can help raise awareness by telling your story. When have you felt mistreated because you’re female? In what situations have you thought: This would have never happened to a male colleague, friend or competitor? When have you heard people say that you’re “just a girl”, “you’re good at that, for a girl” or “second best”? How does it make you feel?
Raise your voice and let the world hear your story. Tag #girlswillbegirls and @karitraa so we can spread it!
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Patricia Tjørnelund loves to dance. What she does not love is having to abide by different rules of the game just because she is female.
“There are still definite perceptions of how women should behave and dress compared to male dancers,” says the Copenhagen-based dancer. “Take the ‘Magic Mike’ show for example, where men are scantily clad yet their sensuality is applauded. Women in the same setting are typically ‘slut shamed’. That should not be the case.”
There were almost no other girls in Kari Traa’s sport, mogul skiing, when she was competing back in the late 90s and early 2000s.
‒ I trained with the guys and competed with the guys. Actually, since my name «Kari» is a guy’s name in Finland, I sometimes even was mistaken for one.
But while this might have appeared as a disadvantage to some, Traa says it only made her stronger.
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