In this current generation, we tend to forget that kindness has never had a price tag on it. It’s completely free of charge and it spreads nothing but love and positivity into this world of ours and to the people around us. It also brings positivity into our own lives as we do our part in shaping the society and the new generations to come. Just like they always say, a little kindness and girl power can go a long way and this would play a huge part when women support each other. When women support women, amazing things happen.
Throughout the history of time, the female presence has been underrepresented. Somehow as we’ve tried to evolve and challenge the societal norms, women have lost the fundamental reason behind this moment; sisterhood. At one point, women had become their own worst enemy. In fact, it is easier for women to support children, men and themselves but not each other. The road to gender equality starts within its own community and in conjunction with Women’s International Day on the 8th of March, we’re ditching the “mean girls” act for support and sisterhood.
As women, we all share the same struggles. From an oppressive history, the inequality in the working environment to periods, cramps, pregnancy, labour and all the in-betweens, nobody quite understands what it feels like to be a woman aside from other women itself. The women in our history have fought tirelessly for the rights and equality of women that exist today. A fight for women to not be seen as an ‘inferior’ sex. When women do not support one another, it puts all the effort of the powerful women in the past in vain and what we should be doing is continuing the fight for them. We can easily do this by lifting each other up instead of competing with one another or tearing each other down. This way, it will show that women are strong together or individually and we are equal.
Women, for many years now, have been receiving shame for almost anything; the clothes they wear, their body shape, the colour of their skin and the way they naturally look too! It’s not a secret that women and men are not viewed the same way and if a women were to choose to wear something considered ‘revealing’ in the eyes of the men, they would be shamed for it and society would be for this opinion too. If the women society were to follow along with this criticism, it would only encourage the idea that women are expected to dress a certain way to be deemed decent in society but have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t women whatever they want?” or, “Why are men allowed to show a little bit of skin and women can’t?, or, “Why do they keep saying she was asking for it?”
To break this stereotype, women must work together and support one another of their choice of clothes, makeup, hair, body type etc, instead of putting each other to shame. The more we support one another as women, the more we show that we have the rights to decide how we should be seen in the eyes of the society and we have the rights to wear whatever we want.
When women help other women to recognise their self-worth, the reward is truly priceless as mentioned before, kindness doesn’t even cost a thing! It would also feel nice when your kind actions and gentle words are reciprocated in time. For us women, we are naturally and especially prone to the desire of helping other people. It’s instinctive to want to help other people as it’s natural to nurture and be nurtured by other people whether it be in your family circle or not. Women often look for those who make them feel supported and with that being said, there is simply no harm in giving some of the positivity back.
Behind every successful woman that you know, there is at least one other strong women behind her being the pillar of support that is much needed; giving her the words of encouragements, a shoulder to cry on, or even just by being a good listener. It is truly important to have sisterhood in your life, especially being in a world where it could be cruel at times because as much as you can provide affirmations for yourself, external affirmations from your sisterhood would be a lot of help too.
Working together to make a change will help every woman struggling with the same struggles you are facing but it has to begin with ourselves to start making that change. Every woman matter and every woman deserves equality in life. So surround yourself with women who equally desire to support one another’s success and failures and you will see how it will simply flourish your life. If you don’t know where to start, start small! Start with supporting your friends, complementing other people (even a stranger), and offer a lending hand when and if needed. Supporting each other goes a long way and we highly encourage it!
Flower Chimp Hong Kong wants all of your relationships with your ‘girlfriends’ to flourish! While offering free delivery and same-day delivery services, we highly recommend you send the gift of love to your female friends, to show them how much you love and appreciate then for being your pillar of support. So deliver beautiful blooms today and let all your relationships blossom as we continue to make a change; together.