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Women And Girls Are Showing That The Best Way To Do Things Is "Like A Girl"

"Perform neurosurgery – like a girl."

Women and girls are taking to Twitter to share their achievements in an effort to redefine what it means to achieve something "like a girl".

Yesterday, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls began tweeting #LikeAGirl in an attempt to dispel gender stereotypes and break the negative stigma attached to the phrase "like a girl".

@smrtgrls I run my business #LikeAGirl #bodypositive #GIRLBOSS

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@smrtgrls I run my business #LikeAGirl #bodypositive #GIRLBOSS

4:48 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is an online community that encourages young girls to speak out confidently about their achievements.

Its Facebook page regularly shares stories about inspiring women and girls in the news and throughout history.

@smrtgrls Go to space #LikeAGirl! Two women are living and working aboard our @Space_Station

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@smrtgrls Go to space #LikeAGirl! Two women are living and working aboard our @Space_Station

4:13 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The conversation was in part spurred by the recent successes of the "Like a Girl" Super Bowl commercial (which originally coined the #LikeAGirl hashtag) and Sport England's "This Girl Can" campaign.

Leading a group of young volunteers in Ghana to improve sexual health education @smrtgrls #LikeAGirl

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Leading a group of young volunteers in Ghana to improve sexual health education @smrtgrls #LikeAGirl

7:55 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some of the photos shared by women and girls featured women working as mechanics, performers, and engineers.

Other snaps included women playing football, rugby, and hockey, as well surfing and learning archery.

Despite its popularity, the attempt to change the negative stigma associated with the phrase "like a girl" did spark a backlash.

Fixing wind turbines #LikeAGirl @smrtgrls

Last month, some men (a group who call themselves "meninists") who felt their voices were not being heard encouraged others to get #LikeABoy trending on Twitter.

@smrtgrls write, record, mix, produce & perform their own music #LikeAGirl

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@smrtgrls write, record, mix, produce & perform their own music #LikeAGirl

4:09 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But despite their best efforts, it didn't stop women and girls from speaking out and embracing the hashtag. Here are a handful of the some of the best #LikeAGirl tweets:

@smrtgrls play piano in Paris #LikeAGirl!

@smrtgrls graduated college with honors and almost(!) done with grad school #LikeAGirl

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@smrtgrls graduated college with honors and almost(!) done with grad school #LikeAGirl

5:04 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@smrtgrls Being a medical student #LikeAGirl!

@smrtgrls Aim like a girl. (My 5 year old at Corfe Castle in Dorset, England.)

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@smrtgrls Aim like a girl. (My 5 year old at Corfe Castle in Dorset, England.)

3:53 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@smrtgrls I kick like a girl (and a mom!) #LikeAGirl #MomsRock

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@smrtgrls I kick like a girl (and a mom!) #LikeAGirl #MomsRock

3:45 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@smrtgrls Ahh, my mini-me Grapples #LikeAGirl #jiujitsu #armbar #guard #might 🌺🍀💪

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@smrtgrls Ahh, my mini-me Grapples #LikeAGirl #jiujitsu #armbar #guard #might

6:31 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@smrtgrls Smart Girls kick cancers ass and then follow their dreams and work on a hit TV show!

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@smrtgrls Smart Girls kick cancers ass and then follow their dreams and work on a hit TV show!

5:58 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@smrtgrls Graduated Summa Cum Laude w/ a B.S. in Human Dev't and Family Studies #LikeAGirl

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@smrtgrls Graduated Summa Cum Laude w/ a B.S. in Human Dev't and Family Studies #LikeAGirl

5:35 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This smart girl (@smrtgrls ) just got into law school #LikeAGirl

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This smart girl (@smrtgrls ) just got into law school #LikeAGirl

5:45 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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