What does it mean to do something “like a girl”? In a video released in 2014 by the company Always, multiple people proved that doing something “like a girl” had a different connotation than solely doing the action without any gendered lens. For instance, fighting “like a girl” meant using weak, flailing arms. The main point of this video represents the keyword “gender” as simply a person’s biological sex, whereas Little Women represents gender as a set of rules that need to be followed. In her Keywords essay, Erica Hateley claims that “specific constructions of gender…allow or disallow certain behaviors or experiences on the basis of biological sex; and dictate a specific vision of social relations and organizations” (86). In saying this, Hateley is referring to the very problem that this video addresses, which is the fact that society has deemed certain activities as being something purely for boys, and if a girl does it, she’s doing it in a playful, silly way. Both the video and the quote suggest that girls cannot run, fight, or throw in a strong manner. This tendency of society to create gendered activities demonstrates itself in Little Women through the character of Jo. Specifically, after catching Jo running and playing with Laurie, Meg asks, “When will you stop such romping ways?” (Alcott 153). Moments later she comments again, “What shall we do with that girl? She never will behave like a young lady” (Alcott 154). Meg’s dismissal of Jo’s typically “male” characteristics demonstrates the idea that girls were not allowed to play, run, or “romp”, but had to work on being “ladies”, and completing whatever stereotypically feminine tasks that went along with it. This limitation to what girls can and cannot do is incredibly problematic, but thankfully companies like Always are sending a message to change that. Girls can run, fight, or throw, because those activities don’t coincide with just one gender. Both boys and girls can do anything they want, and society is finally starting to see that.