As women, we have come a long way, but I fear we have taken for granted just how much other women sacrificed so that today a female can even occupy a position of power. I'm no Hillary Clinton fan for example, but when you see other women attack her solely due to her "hair" or "clothes" does that not seem troubling? As women, it would seem that if we oppose another woman it should be to disagree on principles not pettiness. How can we grow as women if this is what we resort to?
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yes I recognize all people do it, but women seem to attack other women in power for petty reasons far more prevalently than men. I don't remember a man calling out a man on his hair alone for example or saying his suit made his butt look big etc. lol
That's true, the petty cattiness among women can be stunning, but men have their ways, and men these days don't hesitate, though not quite in the same way. They keep it among themselves most often, but more and more...
Excellent answer, you make so many good points and I can see how it could be our history that contributes to our self-sabotage. I do hope that as time goes on we recognize that our real power is going to be in elevating one another.
I just read something wonderful. Geena Davis has established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to promote women in movies as more believable female characters and as film executives. She was Thelma in the 1991 film "Thelma and Louise".
that is wonderful. I would love to see women more equally and accurately portrayed in media in general.
I'm surprised a disagreement on a specific topic automatically means every other opinion or thought (I) have has to be wrong or the opposite of what she believes! I will never give a "free pass" to anyone to (initiate) hitting others!
Absolutely! Men are competitive and that's fine, but women tend to be back biting and mean when it would serve our best interests to not do so. shameful truly on our part. I admire men that can compete without all that added nonsense.
So now you're agreeing with a man who thinks it's OK to hit women? That's what brings women back, not whether they don't like Hilary's ponytail. Get some perspective for once in your life, Christin, that is, if you really want to bolster women.
savvy what on earth are you talking about? I have never said anywhere it's ok for a man to hit a woman. I think it is you who need some perspective and to not be so rude.
Christin S.; savvydating is referring to a question 4 months old. I said (no one should ever be hitting anyone)!
However if you do hit someone don't be surprised to be hit back whether you're a woman or man.
That makes (me) evil I suppose!
Oh for Pete's sakes, I remember that now. If anyone man or woman hit me; I'd hit back - it's called self-defense and has zero to do with this question. Sorry she's attacking you here on an unrelated issue Dashing - that's not cool.
Oops! I see I placed my last comment about savvydating under MizBejabbers answer! Sorry about that. Essentially sometimes people have to agree to disagree on certain topics. :)
Absolutely Dashing, it would be a boring world indeed if we all agreed on everything :).
No need to feel sorry for D.S. He is very good at damage control. He sympathized with Rice, who hit his girlfriend. And you, C. are denigrating women who talk about ponytails. That's not what it means to have perspective.
No, I'm denigrating pettiness and this question has nothing to do with former questions Savvy. Try to stay on topic or return to that other question. I did not mention "ponytails" specifically here. Although I do rock one pretty well myself lol ;).
savvydating, I never sympathized with Rice! If I said anything it was I saw a video where (she initially spit in his face). I then added some people (over retaliate) because of things like that . Christin's question has nothing to do with that!
Dashing & Christin....I am actually on topic. You speak of how women have lost 100 years thru pettiness. That does not happen when we wonder why a woman has bad hair. But hitting a woman and agreeing that's OK? That truly unfortunate and destruct
Stay on the topic of THIS question or stop commenting here Savvy. THIS question was only about women picking on other women based on appearance only.
Well, the topic is about denigrating women, Christin, which you have done quite nicely. But, of course, you can't see that. BTW, don't give me or any women directives about free speech. That really not acceptable.
Whatever Savvy - I'm not going to argue with you. Life's too short. Since you want to ruin an actually meaningful question; I'll just close it.
Interesting indeed. Do you think this is something we'll "evolve" out of eventually time goes on and we have been in better positions longer? or will we always have a "mean girl/woman" streak?
Some of us will; however, there are women who will always have that mean girl mentality. It is a matter of both tribalism and immaturity, let us add insecurity. Mean girls are inwardly insecure; if they weren't, they would not be mean girls.