Girls are conditioned from a young age to view other women as competition rather than a support system. We are taught that there simply aren’t enough jobs, opportunities, and sexual partners to go around, so we frequently avoid trusting other females. That’s why it’s so heartening to see women defying this outdated and regressive stereotype to lift up and support other women without question.
“Supporting other women” can mean a variety of things — it can mean offering words of encouragement to women you barely know, it can mean sitting next to another woman on public transit when a man is bothering her, or it can simply mean happily making makeup recommendations in the women’s restroom of a club. Regardless of how you do it, offering support to other women alleviates these imagined competition narratives and replaces them with much more positive vibes. Here are some wholesome, pure and altogether inspiring tweets to remind everybody that, when women support other women, we all win.
When a group of teenage girls stop you at the convenience store to tell you that your highlight is popping and that you’re gorgeous there are still good people out there 😭#girlssupportinggirls
— Bren ✨ (@brennamarie118) January 9, 2018
I once fell flat on my ass walking in the street. 2 sweet girls not only helped me up but also let me pretend I had been walking with them
— Jamie Feldman (@RealGirlProject) August 11, 2017
i asked this girl where she got her nails done&she googled the exact address & showed me a pic of the building THATS girls supporting girls
— ･ﾟ: *✧･star king :*:･ﾟ✧ (@rosyghoul) August 6, 2017
— $av 🏁🦖 (@savannahstaffo) July 26, 2017
the team helped me out with good lighting to take a nice pic of me eating pizza pic.twitter.com/dZdYa11Yep
— jane (@jaanemao) December 4, 2016
A man plainly followed me onto my bus. Woman came to sit by me & asked if I knew he was following me. She offered to get off at my stop w me
— Natalie Jester is on strike for fair pensions (@NatalieJester) August 12, 2017
i was crying on the subway lol and a woman sitting next to me comforted me for 20 mins and truly made me feel better #GirlsSupportingGirls
— Melissa Radzimski (@melissaradz) August 11, 2017
Some guys boxed me into my seat on a near empty train carriage, and a woman came over and said “hey girl it’s our stop – let’s go!”
— Georgina Phillips (@GeorginaPhillip) August 12, 2017
the girl in front of me in the lecture was watching grey’s anatomy, looked back and saw me staring so she put on the subtitles.
girls support girls.
— bia (@veryfawny) October 3, 2017
— mahrmaid (@SmithMahri) January 29, 2017