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In This New TVC, Kangana Is Breaking the Age Old Stereotype That ‘Girls Don’t Fight’

Growing up, the rules of being a girl were already laid out for all of us. We were expected to be meek, petite and timid. We were to dress with the utmost propriety, not curse, not rely on physical strength and always come back home to safety before sunset. And in the hullabaloo of making us the dainty, damsels in distress that society would deem acceptable, not once was it mentioned that we don't need saving and that we're more than capable of battling all odds. This beautiful Reebok ad, featuring the fearless Kangana Ranaut proves that women don't need to cower under the male gaze. She can meet her assailants head-on and stand her ground. 

And for those who say that women don't have the physical strength to make it, this wonderful ad serves as a powerful reminder that she doesn't need to fall back in this "man's world" just because the men say so. She doesn't need to back down from harassment on the streets, because responding to an insult is unladylike. She doesn't need to pay heed to those who say that #GirlsDontFight, because they do and they win!

After all, isn't that what true womanhood signifies - unflinching strength and courage? If you know someone who has faced dire situations with conviction and poise then share their stories with #FitToFight at [email protected] It's time we, women, realize just how strong we can be.

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