A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Women Empowerment

Who run the world? GIRLS! or shall I say women? It’s 2018 and we’re still going against one another?

If women worked together we would be a force to be reckoned with, but social media may be the cause of this. We tend to look on social media and aspire to be like famous instagrammers, youtubers, and even celebrities… of course. Every girl wants that no waist, hourglass figure, and clear skin look but why not use that as a way to accept your flaws and imperfections.

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel” – Steven Furtick

Female competitiveness is also a problem we tend to face. Comparison is the thief of joy, focus on yourself. Authenticity and originality is one of the best things one can carry, especially in this generation.

According to “The Royal Society” women use indirect aggression against one another. In the article it states that “However, when examining the proportion of engagement in this type of aggression, research demonstrates that females preferentially use indirect aggression (e.g. 52% for girls versus 20% in boys in 15 year olds); over all other forms of aggression”. In the article they also state why girls use indirect aggression “ Females prefer to use indirect aggression over direct aggression ( i.e. verbal and physical aggression) because this form of aggression maximizes the harm inflicted on the victim while minimizing the personal danger involved”

How about we use no aggression or have hostility amongst us. It’s 2018 we should be uplifting one because unity is strength, when people work as a team and collaborate pretty good things can happen out of it.

“We aren’t competing with other women, ultimately, but with ourselves — with how we think of ourselves. For many of us, we look at other women and see, instead, a version of ourselves that is better, prettier, smarter, something more. We don’t see the other woman at all.” stated in an opinion piece by the  NY Times.

I agree, we have to resolve our inner issues to be able to show support and have no feel for intimidation by other women.