Women in general do not get along together. Much more than they care to admit. Why does envy and hate for own sisters cripple our mind to an extent that we lose the power to reason. Where does such hatred stem from and why? We have no answers. But hatred exists, and exists so profoundly that we fail to realize that we are ourselves destructing the well being of our own kind.
Women tend to bring down women. In homes, at work places, at social gatherings, almost everywhere. Victims of domestic abuse, sexual assaults and rapes are surprisingly, critically judged by women more than men. No woman in this world, deserves a kind of demeaning, horrific and gruesome experience like rape!
It is about time we realize, that a woman’s sartorial choices, her career preferences, marital or motherhood related decisions should be her own and she should not be judged on such grounds. It is a stigma, which haunts millions of women across the world and yet almost all of them are apprehensive about discussing their issues in the open for fear of being ridiculed or judged.
Understanding, helping, motivating and inspiring is what we need to be for each other. Solidarity, Unity is the answer to our misery. We will benefit if we stand by each other and not by bringing each other down. We need to be more confident of ourselves rather than being more insecure about some other woman being more prettier, more taller, more privileged, or more accomplished. Let’s stop clamouring for approval, and desperate attention and be at peace with our own identity. Let us realize that any woman’s success, beauty, intelligence or accomplishment is a matter of pride for womankind. Any successful woman, be it our colleagues, competitor or even an opponent, deserves our appreciation and acknowledgement and not our envy. We need to be proud of her, derive inspiration, rather than criticize.
Surprisingly though, when it comes to other women we are bitches in truest sense of the word. We may in general be most loyal, accommodating and giving to our partners, parents, children and even to our male counterparts. But, when it comes to supporting or appreciating women, we can be unabashedly cruel and insensitive. This hatred, is the root of our miseries. We will rise and prosper relentlessly, only if we unite. Strength will beget strength. Power will beget power. And will open a thousand doors to upliftment and prosperity. I implore all women, to set aside envy and hate. Stand by one another in solidarity and oneness. That would perhaps be our biggest tribute to womanhood.