The Strength Of Women | Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever


Little girls don’t stay little forever Why would they want to? When we live in a world that has been taught to hate everything to do with teenage girls We hate the books they read and the bands they like Is there anything the world makes fun of more than One Direction and Twilight? We call them ditzy and bitchy and when teenage boys are cruel to them we say “boys will be boys” “He’s only mean to you because he likes you” But little girls don’t stay little forever They turn into something furious and ugly They turn into something with sharp edges and a rage that has been built on years of being told that they are delicate and easy to break I watched on the news the story of a 15-year-old girl Naked and starving Swimming across a 150 acre lake She climbed out of that lake Dripping and skinny and she
kept running until she was safe You see the two men who had kept
her in a cupboard for 29 days had left her alone because after 29 days in a cupboard a little girl would not be able to escape But little girls don’t stay little forever They turn into superhuman
athletes that can outswim evil even whilst bleeding and broken and half dead I watched on the news the story of a 17-year-old girl with a shaved head on national TV unflinchingly starting a battle cry days after watching her friends die Without stuttering or shaking,
she stood in front of her country and demanded its laws to change You see, little girls don’t stay little forever They turn into young politicians who do not give respect to men in suits who haven’t earned it I watched on the news, Kyle Stephens Now a grown woman Stand inches away from the man who abused
her and 300 other little girls and she said: “Little girls don’t stay little forever.” They turn into strong women
who return to destroy your world And I hope every little girl knows
that she is capable of destruction That for every big thing that will try and hurt her she can outswim it That for every law that will try and oppress her she can fight it That she can stand inches away from
the thing that tried to kill her and show it how enormously it failed I hope she knows that the moment she was born she was given a list of things that she cannot do Because she is small and breakable and female And I hope she reads about all those women who shoved that list into their mouth chewed it up, and spat it out Because they did not owe shit to the world that thought so little of teenage girls.

76 Replies to “The Strength Of Women | Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever”

  1. Give me a specific example of us living in a world that hates everything to do with teenage girls. What a ridiculous claim.

  2. She is stupid you know what no one stay little forever how that's powerful I got a puppy he all grown up did not stay little. And if some one hurt teenage girl does not get away with it. As a women I am getting sick of women playing victim card all the time making things up open your eyes women work vote all of that stop playing victim and where she said they grow up ugly she got that right that is why they always put makeup to hide there ugly face and just look at her she looks like a miss piggy.

  3. I think you need to re-examine how our culture treats girls vs. boys. Girls are constantly told that they're infallible, strong, intelligent, and brave. Boys are taught that they shouldn't act like boys, because there's something inherently "Wrong" with that. Hashtag Toxic Masculinity

    Modern culture HATES boys who act like boys. Modern culture seems hellbent on destroying Masculinity; all the while, biology makes women attracted to "Alpha" sort of guys, so you end up with generations of "Incel" dudes, who don't know why their "Male Feminism" doesn't earn them intimacy.

    You may feel like this video is "Brave" or whatnot, but it's absolutely mainstream, and part of the problem.

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  5. Wow! So touching! Too bad it's a worthless sentiment, furthering the brainwashing that women are somehow victims, and oppressed, and men are vile predators.

    The truth is that it's a far harsher world for men than for women. It starts almost at birth, with male babies being ignored and punished more, and it only gets worse.

    BTW, the best studies on show that it takes a few months for differences to show up in the behavior of little boys and girls. Hell, you can't even tell from the appearance when the gender isn't given away by clothing or visible genitalia. So mom's sexist behavior to their baby boys at that stage is purely social preference. I would suggest that is where sexism starts.

  6. i got chills watching this video. it was amazing and empowering and i hope you know how much it means to me πŸ™‚

  7. This…this means something to me. It truly does. Im a teenager right now…and this mean so much to me. …thank you…thank you so so much

  8. EDIT: I was wrong in my accusation, the problem was with Facebook's formatting, not with the BBC.

    Dear: please make it easier for people to find the name of this poet. I came across this poem on BBC two's Facebook page and her name was nowhere to be found. That's deeply unfair. Sharing the work of others on your platform is great, but that doesn't count when they remain anonymous. In fact, that's dangerously close to stealing.

  9. Beautiful. Thank you so much.

    Ok, beforr anyonke else goes and posts a hate comment, know that we all realize how fucked up the world is, and that men are oppressed too. This video helps women. If you don't like it, you can leave.

  10. I'm crying because this is the most strong,loving and supportive. I CAN'T think how hard it was. But I know that every female get back up again.

  11. I think they're should be equality for everyone either you have a different skin color you have different sexuality are you're a woman. Everyone I mean everyone should be equal!

  12. Every woman In this world should see this and this will inspire them. I can’t understand how you can in 3 minutes inspire many, many people. Thank you so much for this.

    Side note: omg I’m quaking

  13. I don't make fun of Twilight because it's mainly teenage girls who read it I make fun of it because it's a boring book and an even worse movie with neither a good plot nor decent character development. One Direction I do not listen to, but I think I can easily state that it would not be half as popular if the boys weren't as good looking as they are. Now, I know what you might think, but to give this argument something with it let me tell you: I am a 14 years old woman. I like gaming, sports, Anime, drawing, singing, writing and learning. It's not that hard to spend ones time doing something you love, even if it's considered mainstream. It's just important to keep an open mind.

  14. As a man in my mid twenties with a young neice I find this video to be so powerful! Its time for this world to change its views. Its time for equality and no more gender doubt.

  15. As a man who has watched several little girls in his life grow up to kick ass & do the things they were never supposed to do (esp. my mother, who passed her strength to me), this struck home. May all little girls see this & know that there are no outside limits that can control them.
    Thank you Erin.

  16. Us girls are so strong but dont you dare criticise our shit taste in music/literature/film we get a special pass while everyone else gets to have their things criticised.
    Yet more feminist brainwashing bullshit.

  17. And little boys who are raised on β€œboys will be boys” and β€œboys are mean to girls because they like them” don’t stay little forever. They grow, and so do the constantly reinforced ideas in their minds that it’s okay, do whatever you want, it’s perfectly natural for you to do stupid, horrible things. You’re a boy. It’s okay. Punch that girl. Call her names. Tear her down. You just like her, is all. It’s okay. Teach these things to your own little boys one day. Perpetuate this vicious cycle of abuse of the opposite gender. It’s okay. The abuse is okay. Everyone told you it was okay. It’s okay because you’re a boy. But it’s not okay. It never will be.

  18. Here's a transcript for those of you who want it.

    Little girls don’t stay little forever. Why would they want to when we live in a world that has been taught to hate everything to do with teenage girls. We hate the books they read and the bands they like, is there anything the world makes fun of more than One Direction and Twilight? We call them ditzy and bitchy and when teenage boys are cruel to them we say, β€œboys will be boys.” β€œHe’s only mean to you because he likes you.”

    But little girls don’t stay little forever. They turn into something furious and ugly. They turn into something with sharp edges and a rage that has been built on years of being told that they are delicate and easy to break. I watched on the news the story of a 15-year-old girl, naked and starving, swimming across a 150-acre lake. She climbed out of that lake, dripping and skinny, and she kept running until she was safe. You see, the two men who had kept her in a cupboard for 29 days had left her alone, because after 29 days in a cupboard a little girl would not be able to escape. But little girls don’t stay little forever. They turn into superhuman athletes that can outswim evil even whilst bleeding and broken and half dead.

    I watched on the news the story of a 17-year-old girl with a shaved head on national tv unflinchingly starting a battle cry, days after watching her friends die. Without stuttering or shaking, she stood in front of her country and demanded its laws to change. You see, little girls don’t stay little forever. They turn into young politicians who do not give respect to men in suits who haven’t earned it.

    I watched on the news, Kyle Stephens, now a grown woman, stand inches away from the man who abused her and 300 other little girls, and she said, β€œLittle girls don’t stay little forever.” They turn into strong women who return to destroy your world, and I hope that every little girl knows that she is capable of destruction. That for every big thing that will try to hurt her, she can outswim it. That for every law that will try to oppress her, she can fight it. That she can stand inches away from the thing that tried to kill her and show it how enormously it failed.

    I hope that she knows that the moment she was born she was given a list of things that she cannot do, because she is small and breakable and female, and I hope she reads about all those women who shoved that list into their mouth, chewed it up and spat it out. Because they did not owe shit to the world that thought so little of teenage girls.

  19. ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀
    This is perfect, thank you for making this. This makes me cry and wish more people would watch this and understand us…

  20. Could this woman be any more sexist and hateful. Why don’t you shove your sexist lies that you made up to spread hatred towards men up your arse.
    Shame on the BBC for spreading such hateful and sexist propaganda.

  21. can someone please oh please make a video on boys so they can feel confident again? The term boys will be boys is not for violence, it's for roughhousing and playing around. no parent actually says boys will be boys when a kid makes fun of someone or a girl. now in 2018-2019, no one cares about men anymore. this video was powerful, but i'm just making a suggestion.

  22. this message is everything I try to preach to people but don't have the eloquence to. I am a teenage girl so I always appreciate it when people see us as more then delusional delinquents. thank you

  23. Why don't we have any motivational videos against stereotypes for young males? πŸ™

  24. I listen to this everytime I get depressed about how unfair I've been treated simply because of my gender

  25. Just powerful. It means something to me, now I just wanna cry. Thanks you for that, it was amazing, I have chills right now.

  26. I tried to stop myself from tearing up but the tears came anyway. At least there's nobody here to tell me to grow up and stop acting like a baby. Thank you for making this.

  27. Wow this is very inspirational I love this video and every girl should know this because we r a strong force that will not be stoped

  28. I am a 58 year old woman….I think you have just become my hero. Thank you. Absolutely magnificent fire and beauty …tender and true warrior β™₯️

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