lately I've been thinking about girls.
no, i'm not going all lesbian on you-
what I mean is, I've been thinking about how women treat women.
and I know I'm not tapping into some new and unexplored phenomenon...this topic has been written about time and time again.
women still treat women like shiz.
I read something recently where 100 random ladies where shown two photos and asked what their first thoughts were when they looked at the pictures.
the first was of a beautiful, fit, well dressed woman.
you know what their first thoughts were?
"bitch"."snob"."stuck up"."cold"."rich". "slut".
the second photo was of an overweight woman in flip flops, sweats and her hair up.
first thoughts for this photo were:
"fat". "lazy". "ugly". "sloppy". "gross."
now, when I read this article, it is sad but I wasn't shocked.
Was I disgusted? Yep.
but surprised? Sadly, no.
I mean- how many times have you been out and seen a really hot girl walking around like she owns the place full of confidence and immediately become self conscious or thought something like "she must be a bitch!"????
sadly, I have done this before, I'll admit it...
Why do we do this?
we know better.
we know how hard it is to be a woman.
we KNOW how hard we are on ourselves- so why do we take it upon ourselves to judge and assume and label women we don't even know?
and thinking about how hard it must be as a teenager now? I mean, it was hard enough when I was in high school-- and now there is this whole other level with cyber bullying and text messages...etc. When I was in HS, we still passed folded paper notes...
the point of all of this is,
I'm going to try harder.
I'm going to try and not be judgmental.
I'm not going to find pictures like the one above funny, cause its not.
I am going to respect my fellow lady.
I mean hell, being a girl is hard freakin' work--we are all amazingly wonderfully awesome- so let's respect that.
maybe then if we lead by example,
little girls will be kind to other little girls.
so, I'm asking you all my beautiful blog readers and friends (and trust me, I know you are ALL kind hearted souls) to stop the cycle. if you hear a mean/harsh comment woman to woman, speak up.
we know we rock.
so let's treat one another like the fabulous sexy beasts we are.