In this current generation that we live in, we often forget that kindness does not come with a price tag. It is free of charge and it spreads love and positivity all around us. It also brings positivity into our own lives as we do our part in moulding the current mindsets of the society and of course, the generations to come. A little kindness and girl power can go a long way just when women support one another, amazing things happen.
Throughout the generations, the female presence has been underrepresented. Notwithstanding, as we have tried to advance and challenge the societal norms, we have however lost the fundamental reason behind this movement; sisterhood. At one point in time, women had become their very own worst enemy. It is easier for women to support themselves, men and children but not each other. The road to gender equality starts within its own community and in conjunction with Women’s International Day on the 8th of March, we are ditching the “mean girls” act for support and sisterhood.
As women, we all share the same struggles. From an oppressive history, the disparity in the working environment to periods, pregnancy, labour and all the in-betweens, nobody understands what it resembles to be a woman aside from women itself. Women in our history have fought tirelessly for the rights and equality of women. It is the fight for women so they are not seen as an ‘inferior’ gender. When women do not support one another, it immediately puts all the effort of the powerful women in the past to vain. What we should be doing is continuing the fight for them. We can easily do this by lifting one another up instead of competing with each other or tearing each other apart. This will show that women are strong together or individually and we are equal.
For many years now, women have been shamed for the clothes they wear, their body shape, the colour of their skin and the way they naturally look in general. It is not a secret that women and men are viewed differently and if a woman were to choose to wear something considered ‘revealing’ in the eyes of men, they would be shamed for it and society would do just the same. If the women society were to be on board in fighting against this criticism, it would only encourage the idea that women are not expected to dress a certain way to be considered decent. Why can’t women whatever they want? Why are men allowed to show a little bit of skin and women can’t?
In order to challenge this, women must work together and support one another on their choice of clothes, makeup, hair, body type etc, instead of putting each other down. The more we support one another, the more we show that we have the rights to decide how we should be seen in the eyes of the society and we have the rights to wear whatever we want without compromise.
When women help other women recognise their self-worth, the reward itself is truly priceless as kindness does not even cost a thing! It also feels nice when your actions are reciprocated too. For women, we are especially prone to the desire of helping others. It is instinctive to want to help other people as it is completely natural to nurture and be nurtured by other people whether it is our family circle or not. Women often look for kindred spirits who make them feel supported mentally and emotionally, and with that being said, there is simply no harm in spreading some positivity around.
Behind every successful woman, there is at least one other strong women behind her being that pillar of support that she needs; giving her the words of encouragements, a shoulder to cry on, or even just by being a good listener. It is truly important to have sisterhood in a world where it could be cruel at times because as much as you can give yourself the affirmations you need, external affirmations from your sisterhood would be a lot of help too.
Working together to implement change will help every woman struggling with the same struggles but it has to begin with ourselves to make that change. Every woman matter and every woman deserves equality. So it is always good to surround yourself with women who equally desire to support one another’s success or failures. With this, you will see how your life will flourish. If you do not know where to start, then start small! Support your friends, complement your female friends (even a stranger) and offer a lending hand when needed. Supporting each other goes a long way and it can be really simple if we look at it at a different perspective. We highly encourage it! #GirlsSupportGirls
Flower Chimp Singapore wants all of your relationships with your ‘girlfriends’ to flourish! While offering same-day delivery, we highly recommend you send the gift of love to your female friends, to show them how much you love and appreciate then for being your pillar of support. So deliver beautiful blooms today and let all your relationships blossom as we continue to make a change; together.