Small πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Yet Meaningful ☺️ Ways Ladies Can Support πŸ‘­ Each Other Daily πŸ“† ...

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Look in the comments section of any article or blog geared toward women and you'll see a devastating pattern of behavior that revolves around vitriolic, misogynistic language from both men and women.

This isn't a post meant to tear down anyone, nor is it meant to convert anyone to feminism – we're not even talking about that right now because regardless of how you feel about feminism, the fact is that as women, we need to support, uplift, and inspire our sisters.

Women are under attack from all sides.

We deal with sexual assault and abuse, misogyny, professional barriers, and spiteful behavior on the daily.

It's time to stop fighting, at least among ourselves.2

1. Listen

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Listen to women when they speak to you.

Listen to their experiences.

Really hear what they're trying to say, especially if their experiences are different from yours.

Never shut down a conversation simply because your experience is different.

2. Speak

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That being said, it is important to share your experiences.2

You never know when your story might uplift another woman, inspire her, or somehow help her feel like she's not alone.

3. Stop Slut-shaming

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You are in control of your body.

You are not in control of anyone else's body.

You are in control of your choices, morals, and preferences.

You are not in control of anyone else's choices, morals, and preferences.

Treating a woman as if she's lesser, somehow dirty, or "easy" simply because she may be more sexually active than you is wrong.

4. Stop Body-shaming

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Don't shame women for being overweight or underweight, for being curvy or thin, for being short or tall.

Don't shame other women for any part of their bodies.

Why would you want to?

5. Stop Shaming, Period

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It's time for women to stop shaming each other about anything.2

Even if you don't agree with a woman's choices, there is no reason to shame her, gossip about her, or judge her.

Would you want to be on the receiving end of that?

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