On Sunday, American comedian and Netflix TV host Chelsea Handler published an essay on Thrive Global explaining why it’s so necessary for women to lift each other up.
Whilst the essay was spurred on by the result of the USA’s recent presidential election, Handler makes some touching and valid points about a need for the female population to support one another.
“Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.”
by H. L. Mencken
Ladies, we can do better than this. We can eliminate the competitiveness that has been imposed upon us because we are treated as a minority and have been taught to tackle, rather than climb.
We can wake up America and American women to do a better job going forward; to create an activist fire under women to start treating other women and our America with more respect than we have obsequiously shown for our traditional male dominators. We need to rise up and use our votes to help ourselves, and to stop hurting ourselves.
Forget the jealousy. Forget the competitiveness. We are stronger together. Find a woman you have nothing in common with and give her a hug. Then hug yourself. Then roll up your sleeves and stop looking in the mirror.
Look around. Get away from yourself. Find women to support. Throw your weight behind them. Get involved. We are better than this, we have got to get behind each other. We have to stop ourselves from the snide comments that come easily and out of jealousy that are simply a projection of our own insecurities.
Let’s stop it with the dialogue about how women look or what they wear, or if they’ve gained or lost weight. We are more guilty of this with each other than most men are.
It’s time to get focused on what really matters. Find women that are different than you and figure out the things you have in common. We have a whole generation of girls who are looking at us to see how we treat each other. Let’s show them what the power of being a woman really looks like. Let’s open our arms to each other, and to them. We can do better than this, ladies, and we will during the next four years as we stand up for women, children, the majority vote and American justice against the Trumpian whitemare. I know I can do better, and I will. It starts now.
In the words of a female much greater than me who stood up to the patriarchic Taliban:
“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”