Soon, my wrestling games were stopped by a mother who said "Girls can't wrestle with boys. Go home." and soon, the idea of my sisters and I being crass like my brothers wasn't tolerated at home.
I am glad that the spitting we did got abolished, since it isn't a flattering habit on anyone, but the barriers and rules of how to be a girl made me so angry that for a long time, that I didn't want to be a girl and started to use "Like a Girl" to separate myself from the "Feminine Women" and "The Warrior Women."
Most of my life, I hated being a woman. I looked up to characters in film like Princess Leia in Star Wars, and Marion "Mary" Ravenwood in Indiana Jones 2 but still, in the real world, I would constantly try to prove my masculinity while struggling with my femininity.
It was only in the last 4-5 years that I have truly started to accept that being "Like a Girl" is a good thing. Being a Girl is not a bad thing, nor should it be and I am so happy as a woman/girl/lady in the entertainment industry, that there are people proving that "Like a Girl" is great!
Thank you to those who are helping those of us who were once afraid to be "Like a Girl" and for the many young girls who are growing up in this world who will hopefully grow up thinking that "Like a Girl" is a positive phrase, rather than a negative.
I'm a woman of all trades. Love what I do and I do what I love.