There seems to be an overwhelming trend of cattiness among women as of late. I understand that this is nothing new. With so many outlets for people to express their opinions, it has become more prevalent however.
It has become quite obvious, many don’t know the true meaning of sisterhood. True sisterhood shouldn’t just include your one or two best friends that are there to tell you how good, or bad, those jeans look on you when you are about to hit the streets. True sisterhood should be each and every one of us helping each other to find the most positive attributes in ourselves and using them to make a better society for us all.
Today I saw a comment regarding our FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. A young woman stated, “She is not all that cute to me.” I in turn responded, reminding her that beauty is subjective and while we are all entitled to our opinion, it doesn’t mean that it always has to be stated. There will always be someone who thinks each one of us isn’t “all that cute.” Things would get pretty ugly if everyone stated that opinion when they felt like it, just because.
Before expressing opinions on another woman’s looks, how they dress or how you think they should act, consider a few things. Are you commenting because you believe it will invoke a positive change?
Are you trying to promote productive dialogue or, are you just being petty?
If the latter is true, then there truly needs to be reflection on what is missing in your life that makes you feel the need to tear others down instead of being the encouraging sister God intended us all to be. It is also important to note that how you talk to and about others is a reflection on you, not them. For your negative judgements, there are probably thousands more positive, which basically makes your criticism pointless anyway.
We all should remember, for every one person we help build up for success, it is a success for us all. We benefit as a sisterhood. That is what true sisterhood is about.