“Girls compete with each other; women empower one another.”
I love this quote for a reason. I use it with every human, when someone tries to pull me down, I tell myself, they haven’t grown up, let the girls and boys play and you do your thing.
But you know, the world needs to see something. Something, that I feel is missing but extremely important. Women supporting each other. Because queens uplift other queens, no? It would be beyond extraordinary when women empower women, understand, compliment, not subject the other woman to scrutiny, lend a hand, appreciate and focus on making the world a better place to live with.
I have seen girls not voting for girls for good positions although she deserved it simply because they could not stand a girl being the leader or bossing them around. While it was perfectly alright by them if it were a guy. Why I wonder we have such disliking towards women we probably don’t even know.
Women are strong, powerful and beautiful humans. Our ability and talent aren’t hidden. We are like the Phoenix, we raise from the ash, and every time we do so, the world can see a wiser, stronger and a better human in us.
As if we undermining our own talent wasn’t sufficient we don’t have a support system that will empower and drive us. Women, before we demand equality let us first learn to respect each other and make efforts in uplifting each other instead of pulling down.
At times, I feel we are fighting the wrong battle. When it is required for women to stand with each other, we stand against each other but claim to be fighting the same battle, and in doing so we have lost the battle even before it has begun.
Women need women for encouragement, emotional support, and friendship. Remember, it is not wise and expected from a strong woman to pull another woman down, instead, let friendship to develop and build something so strong that we begin to pick the battles that are worth fighting for and be on the same side.
So, let us build a tribe. Our Tribe.
And Happy Women’s Day, ladies! 🙂
This is something I highlighted in my post on Tuesday too. Women everywhere, be it home or workplace are always ready to pull the other one down. I have seen women managers who are tougher than the men. With a male manager, it is easier to tell them that we have a personal emergency at home. But with a female manager, she will ask further, probe and then determine if it is really an emergency. But with more women at the workplace and fewer quitting post motherhood, hope to see more role models.
Happy Women’s Day, Ramya! Loved reading your post. I completely agree with you that we should respect each other and make efforts to uplift each other instead of pulling the other down.
Irrespective of gender, we should lift each other up. As we grow older, this is what I realise. The world owes us nothing but we can always do our bit for the world out there. That is what truly empowers us as women and as human beings. Let’s build a tribe of support, that I agree.
The bias towards women is seeded in our minds early on. Growing up in a society that continuously discriminates people, work, rituals and almost every possible aspect of life on grounds of gender is the real culprit, why no one, including women support other women. What I think is the need of the hour is to teach ourselves and our children to look at every individual as a human being who is just like us irrespective of our gender or any factor that might make them ‘appear’ different from us. The day we will become all human inclusive in our attitude, I believe women will learn to stand for other women as a tribe irrespective of their age or maturity.
In the meantime, striving to build a tribe can help us get started.
How true. We ought to stop pulling each other down, for if we don’t empower each other, who will? We ought to stand behind each other in full support as that’s what will help propel us in the right direction!
Hear, hear! It’s almost commonplace to see women pulling each other down. But when you find women who support you and help you fly, you really understand the power of sisterhood. I’ve been lucky to find a lovely tribe of sisters, and I’m so honored to have you in that tribe. Keep on shining Ramya!
Sad truth of womanhood that either we carry a chip on our shoulder n judge other women from that baggage or our own insecurities hold us back to root for another of our brethren.
Great point Ramz, happy womens day to you too
Lovely post, Ramya! We need more women and men who appreciate one another, support and encourage us. Sisterhood and this tribe is truly a special thing. I am glad to have found so many wonderful women like you who are part of my tribe! Love and hugs! Happy women’s day!
Wow..Thats too much wisdom from a young girl. Very good points Ramya and I liked when you said we need to fight but not to each other. But it’s sad many people do not understand it. Happy Women’s day 🙂
I loved the quote you’ve started with and I’m going to use it sometime when the situation demands it. There are times females pull each other down without uttering a word. Especially on social media, I see so much bullying happens by merely ignoring someone completely. And I’ve observed this pattern of behavior more in females. When you acknowledge and encourage someone, you feel so good yourself. I wonder why some girls don’t grow up!
And you are one beautiful woman, Ramya. You have always supported me and never pulled me down. You were and are full of compassion and love and it is hard to find such a woman who with all her heart, stands by and uplift the other one. Thanks for sharing the quote. It is going to be etched in my memory forever. Happy Women’s Day.
Totally agree. Women need to empower other women, only then we will start tackling all the issues. Why pull down and tear each other apart! Well written
Love the quote too… very thoughtful and meaningful words- very much needed for the current times…
Love that message. I also feel that no one should pull the other down ever. Yes, I know it’s too much to ask many times but what we all need is growth and positivity.
I agree to your quote Ramya, women are very powerful and when they help they create superstars
love this blog ever, plz check my website i hope you like it.