I was behind a car tonight at a red light and a bumper sticker caught my eye. “Ski Like a Girl,” it said, with a picture of a female on skis. I quickly jotted down the website, www.beagirltoday.com as I felt my blood pressure starting to rise....Yes, I thought, this bumper sticker has it right! This is total b**sh**! Why is it acceptable to degrade girls when insulting boys, ie: You look, play, hit (you fill in the blank) like a girl, you're a sissy, a mary, etc.,etc. As the mother of a nine-year-old girl, this is super depressing. Insults like these are so common, they have become normalized. Curious about what beagirltoday.com is all about and hoping they would understand my frustration, I looked it up.
And what a great company it turned out to be! Calling their product line “inspiration ready apparel and accessories,” I was doubly thrilled to find out that this awesome company is actually located in Kennebunk, Maine. Stating on their website, “Girls are athletes, not tomboys,” they sell t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and bumper stickers that say things like,“You Wish You Could Ride Like a Girl,” “Play Like a Girl,” and other empowering messages. A line of hockey-related products is also in the works.
I, personally would love to see "Think Like a Girl" added as well. Hell ya! Be a girl today and be proud.
Copied from the "Two Maine Mom's" Blog - which appears to have disappeared. But thanks Sarah!