The world can be a damn hard place to conquer. And sometimes as a Woman it can feel even more so. We work our butts off to be taken seriously in our job roles, and work even harder to maintain that illusion of a work/life balance. We attempt to follow the trends and ensure we read the catalogue of literature that piles up on bedside tables, whilst trying to keep fit and healthy. But if there’s one thing that grinds our gears when we’re all trying to just get on in the world, is girl on girl hate.
Of course we’re not talking about the extreme bitchiness in Mean Girls here, but you know the kind. Those sly glances that look you up and down, the sarcastic catty comments, and the vile trolling that can come from complete strangers thanks to social media. Well enough is enough. We’re our own worst critics without anyone else getting involved, and women should be empowering each other, not dragging one another down.
The superiority complex that some people think they hold over others is complete nonsense. We’re all born the same way and most likely we’re all going to die the same way, so feeling above another person is delusional to say the least. But this sense of superiority can affect a person’s self esteem so much more than they think. In the heat of the moment they’re not even realising the harm they are doing.
It’s a sad state of affairs when the trolls on social media feel it’s ok to mock or belittle others to make themselves feel better. This toxic world of criticism that we’ve created through all channels of media has meant that it’s now almost a given right that we’re allowed to comment on the way other women look or how they’re acting. Not a week goes by without the media slating a celebrity for their weight gain, their surgery, or their outfits. And this in turn sends a message to young women everywhere that it’s ok to judge others.
Modern day mean girl, Katie Hopkins
Well it’s not ok to judge anyone on their looks or their actions, and as Women we should be standing side by side and embracing our differences to stand against such rubbish. We’re all unique in our own ways, and we all want different things out of life. Rather than kicking each other down we should be raising each other up in anyway we can.
The world is big and beautiful enough for us to all be successful in our own ways. And wouldn’t it be a special place if we all helped each other get there. Simple gestures can often mean the most, so just smiling back when someone smiles at you, or generally being nice can all make such a difference to someones day. Before you make that comment or give a dirty look, check yourself before you wreck yourself. Because we know we’d rather be the ones smiling back.