A la Mean Girls – Girl on Girl Hate: Can’t we all just get along?
I started thinking about writing this post a few weeks ago when I was showing a rental unit I own. I noticed a theme arising in my showings – a woman would come to a showing and see me showing them the apartment and they were immediately turned off to the place (which is adorable) and me. And then I started reading bloggers posts about trolls on social media being mean for no other reason other than to be mean.
“You’re too skinny.”
“That girl needs a nose job.”
“Is that ombre or are your roots that bad?”
“You need to lose some weight to pull that off.”
Why are we hating on each other? Women have it hard enough as it is. Men (some, let’s not generalize) think they’re superior to us. Women don’t trust us. And, to top it off, we are harder on ourselves than anyone else can be. Anything anyone is thinking about us, we have probably already thought. I have told more than one person to not feel the need to point out my flaws, if they have noticed them, they can be sure that I obsess over them.
Can we start a movement? Can we bond together and vow to support one another? Women need to support one another. We have enough stacked up against us then to have other women trying to tear each other down. Let’s be each other’s support systems.
I vow to do what I can to support other women and bring them up. Will you?