They might not be the most “manly” thing out there, but these tampon commercials that’ve been flying around the Internet lately have been killin it. This one in particular features a group of actors auditioning for a commercial where they’re instructed to perform tasks such as running, but “like a girl”. The older actors all flop their arms around and make prissy whining sounds when asked to “hit like a girl” and “run like a girl,” but the point of the ad comes when the actors change from adults to children.
When the kids are asked to “run like a girl,” they simply run. When asked to “hit like a girl,” they throw punches like anyone else would. There wasn’t any sissy sounds or flailing arms and legs, just girls running and punching. And that’s the point, that the phrase “like a girl” puts a sort of label as to the ways that women and girls do activities in comparison to men. For a tampon commercial, it’s actually pretty insightful and makes you think.
Check it out below.