Sunday, 21 April 2013

Why us girls should stick together

Today as I was just browsing and minding my own business, I came across the May cover of GQ UK. The cover featured Emma Watson dressed in a provocative outfit, heavily inspired by the Pretty Woman film. I was looking at the cover and the only thought that crossed my mind was "Damn, she's become very pretty." However, as I was looking at the comments, a lot of people commented saying things like: "She becomes more trashy the more she becomes famous." and "SHE IS SUCH A SLUT!"

Now, I do not know about you, but if I think about Emma Watson, slut is not the word that comes to mind. Even though I do not follow her career closely, I have seen her grow up through the Harry Potter films and I think she has become a very clever and beautiful young woman who knows how to deal with her fame. Yet somehow there are many people on the internet who feel the need to hate on a woman for wearing daring clothes. Why is that?

This is the cover:

Why do we women feel the need to judge each other constantly? Why can't we just look at another girl thinking: "Gosh she is pretty, I wonder where she got her hair done?" instead of: "That bitch looks too good for my taste. I bet she has 16 STDs." Are we really that insecure about ourselves, about the way we look and act that we have to insult everyone we consider to be a threat?

As women we are still seen as the 'weak' gender. We are already constantly judged by men as it is. Why are we scratching each other's eyeballs out as well? We should be supportive of each other as we are all in the same position and instead of being jealous, we should be proud that another woman manages to be successful in a men's world.
Surely I judge others too. Mainly on their outfits if I don't like it. Doesn't mean I judge someone as a person just because of what he/she wears. I don't think Kim Kardashian is a great role-model for young girls but that has nothing to do with the way she dresses or her personality as I bet she is a nice person. But I wonder why men are allowed to walk around half-naked and pose in only their boxers and that is considered to be sexy, while if us girls do that, we're skanks? Just because we have boobs? Bullshit.

And yes, I do not think we should exploit little girls and dress them like they are 25 year olds. Let them be kids. I do feel that if an 18 year old chooses to wear a bikini and post a picture in that bikini on facebook, she should be able to without being called names.

You could argue it comes with being in the media all the time. Since when have we become so primitive that being in the media automatically means that a famous person should be a target for constant scrutiny? Miley Cyrus changed from innocent child star to sexy vamp and parents were outraged. It would certainly mean their kids would copy this behaviour! I'm sorry, but if you do your job as a parent well, you should not have to rely on popstars to teach your children values. These famous ladies are still young. Let them live. Let them grow up and make mistakes. Instead of calling them sluts or hoes, just respect them. We're all female. We all know how hard it is to constantly feel the pressure of being thin and sexy and pretty and nice. Let's not take others down to feel good about ourselves.

In conclusion; don't be afraid to admire another girl for being pretty or for her success. If you work hard enough and be yourself, you'll be the person others will look up to and admire.

Now for some female empowerment:

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