GIRLS. We need to start supporting each other, now.
I am as guilty as the next girl for being bitchy and unsupportive of other girls. A bitchy comment is a knee-jerk reaction for many, but unnecessarily pointing out another girls flaws does not achieve anything – seriously!
“Stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores.” – Ms. Norbury (Mean Girls)
This is as relevant today as it was 12 years ago so why are we still not supporting each other? Think of what women could achieve if we were to support each other. Being supportive of other women does not take much effort. In fact it probably takes less effort than being a bitch and you get a warm fuzzy feeling afterwards! Here are 3 simple ways on how to support your fellow girl-friend!
1. Spread positivity.
Being positive towards others is always good thing and it’s so easy to do. If you think a girl is pretty or really clever – tell her, it will brighten up her day and yours too. If you’re too shy for face-to-face compliments, try spreading the positivity online. Commenting on an Instagram pic or sending them a cute message on twitter can go a long way.
2. Challenge lad culture.
We’ve all been there, overhearing your guy friends talking badly of girls – ‘she’s fat/ugly’ ‘she’s not even fit’ ‘she must be a lesbian’… I could go on! Politely remind guys on why these comments are inappropriate. Many don’t realise how damaging and problematic this form of lad culture is, and if they’re decent guys they will understand and change their ways. Guys aren’t the only ones though, bitchy girls need to be called out too (myself included!).
3. Celebrate female achievements.
Being jealous is one of the main reasons people are bitchy. Thinking another girl is prettier than you or has achieved more than you can make you feel negative but it doesn’t have to be this way I promise. Next time you see a girl doing something amazing, try complement her on her achievements rather than denouncing them out of jealousy.
Women already have the power to achieve so much, but if we helped and supported each other we could achieve so much more. Let’s stop the bitching and start supporting.
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” - Madeleine Albright