Ariana Grande and Reese Witherspoon: Women Supporting Women
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon and Ariana Grande: Women Supporting Women

Why Witherspoon's tweet about "Thank U, Next" was more than just a funny reference.


Ariana Grande's new music video for "Thank U, next" is going to be a HIT. Grande has been hinting at Easter Eggs that will appear in her videos, and Legally Blond is one of them. Reese Witherspoon embraced this shout-out to the role she portrayed on the silver screen.

So cool, right?

Ariana Grande replied thanking Reese Witherspoon for playing such a "brilliant" and "necessary" female role. Witherspoon even featured Grande on her story covered in hearts.

Psychology has shown females participate in "intra-sex competition" without even realizing it sometimes. For example, when a women in a conference room is dressed in a way society deems conventionally attractive, women are more likely to criticize the subject. When they had the same women dress "plainly", the other woman largely ignored her. There are biologically roots in this. Sorry for the TMI, but scientists found a spike of testosterone in women's system when they smelled a t-shirt of a younger, ovulating women. This boost in testosterone mentally preps women to compete. You can read more about these studies here.

Society doesn't help either. It constantly pits women against each other in ways we might not even realize. Young girls grow up hearing tales of older, "less attractive" women being cruel to young, pretty women. Magazines tear women down for their looks or behavior, and this translates into our personal and work lives. Young, successful women might be ostracized in the office, or we may avoid female friends who make us feel threatened. What's especially sad is the fact most of these subversively competitive behaviors are fueled by low self confidence in their own talents and worth.

Our biology and society do NOT limit us! Yes, we might have subconscious reactions, but we can overcome these by being aware of them and choosing to support women. Reese and Ari exemplify this perfectly. They aren't falling into the trap of "older-women-trashes-competition" that fairy tales push, and they aren't engaging in any pettiness in an industry that is insanely toxic towards females. It's inspiring and a wonderful example for young women.

Follow suit and go support your sisters- we all have abilities and traits that make us strong and beautiful. Help your girl friends to see their worth and grow together with them. In 2019, let's make toxic interactions a thing of the past.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

See which conversations rose to the top on Odyssey this week!


New response writers means exciting new conversations on Odyssey! We're proud to spotlight our talented creators and the topics that matter most to them. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments