Us Girls Need To Do Better Together
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Us Women Need To Do Better Together

I am so tired of the negativity brought upon girls.. from other girls.

Us Women Need To Do Better Together
Ashley Goyette

Us girls are supposed to run the world right? So where is the unity? How do we expect to get any respect if we can't even seem to respect those around us?

Constantly I think of this, every time I hear a girl slut-shame another girl, every time I hear a girl play her friend out in order to impress a guy, or even anytime I hear a girl spilling all her friends' business to the first person who will listen. Too often I see girls tearing down other girls for no reason. Society has created a world of jealousy and envy, which leaves us with nothing but made up competition and hate.

It is no surprise that many guys, especially in our generation, are still immature and show little to no respect for the female population. Using women for their bodies or degrading them openly when they hang around their "boys". You don't need to be a feminist to see that women are viewed as the weaker species. But how do we expect men to give us the respect we want when we can't even give ourselves that same respect?

In what capacity does it make sense to take offense to being called a "hoe" by a man, but turn around and slut-shame another girl with no hesitation? Unfortunately, this is common, and half of these assumptions about girls come from other girls. When a girl views another girl in an envious light if she cannot find a negative thing she will create one. Usually, it is exaggerated, based off of speculation, or towards a girl that is not personally known. Or only the other end, a girl is mad after a friendship ending and spreads the business of a girl she once encouraged to behave this way. Either way, it is only exposing the dissatisfaction within oneself.

I'm not saying men shouldn't already have this respect for women, but we are only separating ourselves as a species, making us look even weaker than we are already physically viewed as. It is not often you'll openly see a man disrespect his friends in such a way girls do, and when they do what happens? They're looked at as a "bitch", which everyone is aware derives from viewing femininity as a weakness.

So if men aren't holding us up together, who else do we expect to? As girls, we need to stop looking at others through envious eyes. Stop blaming other girls when your man cheats. Stop calling a girl a hoe for something you've either done or don't have the courage to do yourself.

And we need to all just mind our damn business. It is said we are only as strong as our weakest link, so us women need to tighten up before we really fall short of men.

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