“We don’t just have a problem with men supporting women in this country; we have a problem with women supporting women.
“Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.” – H. L. Mencken
Ladies, we can do better than this. We can eliminate the competitiveness that has been imposed upon us because we are treated as a minority and have been taught to tackle, rather than climb.
We can wake up and do a better job going forward; to create an activist fire under women to start treating other women with more respect than we have obsequiously shown for our traditional male dominators.
We need to rise up to help ourselves, and to stop hurting ourselves.
Forget the jealousy. Forget the competitiveness. We are stronger together.
Find a woman you have nothing in common with and give her a hug. Then hug yourself. Then roll up your sleeves and stop looking in the mirror.
Look around. Get away from yourself. Find women to support. Throw your weight behind them. Get involved.
We are better than this. We have got to get behind each other. We have to stop ourselves from the snide comments that come easily and out of jealousy that are simply a projection of our own insecurities.Let’s stop it with the dialogue about how women look or what they wear, or if they’ve gained or lost weight. We are more guilty of this with each other than most men are.It’s time to get focused on what really matters.
Find women that are different than you and figure out the things you have in common. We have a whole generation of girls who are looking at us to see how we treat each other. Let’s show them what the power of being a woman really looks like. Let’s open our arms to each other, and to them.
We can do better than this, ladies. I know I can do better, and I will. It starts now.” – Chelsea Handler, We have a problem with women supporting women
Image above from my 2016 sketchbook.