We live in an age where trends like 'hot girl summer' among many others preach self love to girls.

It's a society that arguably tries to teach women to love themselves and each other, despite the imperfect standards that we sometimes are taught to believe from the media and our peers.

So if we live in a world where women are hyping other women up and sharing each others selfies on Twitter, why are there still so many women working hard to tear girls down?

Slut shaming is far from a new topic. It's been happening for as long as there were women.

If a girl is posting a picture showing some skin on Instagram she's 'thirsty for attention' or a 'whore'.

When did it become OK to think that?

Women can wear whatever they please and post whatever they want.

Of course there is a time and place to be dressing 'appropriately', but all girls deserve to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable when they are outside of those realms.

Girls will comment on each other's posts gushing about how 'drop dead gorgeous' someone is if they like them or are close with them, but they can also be quick to tell their friends how 'slutty' someone is based off their recent array of bikini pictures.

Girls empowering girls is a belief or motto, whichever people want to call it, that many are adopting, but not all the time preaching and I think almost every girl, myself included, can admit to being guilty of this.

So next time you are thinking of saying something derogatory about another girl based off of how they dress just ask yourself if you are living up to the image you see for yourself in supporting other women.

It's time that terms like 'girl gang' and 'women supporting women' are being used by people who actually practice what they preach.