7 Ways We Shame Other Women ...


The tendency to shame other women for a variety of things seems to be the current trend. Have you noticed that? I'm sensitive to it, as I'm sure many of you are, not because I've been on the receiving end of it (although I have, and I'm sure all of you can relate) but because I look at the women in my life and recognize how beautiful they are, and how angry I get when someone hurts them. This might sound squishy, but it's only recently that I've reconnected with the absolute joy of female friendship, which in turn makes me appreciate being a woman even more. So when I see women shaming other women, judging them and insulting them and putting them down, it makes me sad. Here are some of the most common ways women shame other women – and why we should stop.

1. The Scourge of Slut-Shaming

Slut-shaming is incredibly – and regrettably – prevalent. It takes many forms, making it one of the biggest ways women shame other women. In fact, girls are shaming other girls. This type of shaming knows no age limits. I think we've probably all called someone slutty, whether it's a random girl in a short skirt or the woman at work who talks about the guys she dates. The thing is, what business is it of mine or yours or anyone's to pass judgment? Does it make us feel better to berate another woman because she has one night stands? Or would it be better to maybe ask why, to consider if there's a deeper reason? Even if there's not, even if a woman is just a sensual, sexual being who enjoys sex, is it our place to call her a slut?

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