About

This short-sleeved black t-shirt has “fight like a girl” and a breast cancer ribbon in pink lettering on the front. The t-shirt is made by active wear clothing brand Ideology and is sold through clothing retailer Macys.

Discussion

How does this shirt use the phrase “fight like a girl?” What do you have to understand about the phrase, ribbon symbol, and colors used to understand the intended meaning?

How might this shirt make invisible that men can have breast cancer too?

What does it mean to do something “like a girl?” Are positive or negative things usually associated with it? Who is it said to and why?

Where do you think this phrase came from? Why do people say it? Have you ever used it? What did you mean when you used it?

What is the impact when someone tells young girls or boys that their actions are done “like a girl?”