It pains me to observe so many women speaking negatively about other women. Our nation once boasted women who uplifted, encouraged and empowered our communities. However, with the growing ease of a click, we crucify, condemn and blame, in order to be liked or followed on social media.
As a child, I recall my grandmother and her friends welcoming new people in the community with food from our freezer and spreads from our linen closet. Mind you, we were far from being rich. However, it was our elders’ sense of community and humanity that propelled them to assist others in need.
What has happened to cause our nurturers to detach their mind and actions from a community of purpose? Are we a group of people who have been desensitized by the growing popularity of bashing other women in various media platforms? Do we view are sisters as our rivals and not our allies?
The bitter pills women are swallowing are having a great side effect on the youth. Often, you observe young girls engaging in sharing malicious gossip, sexting and bullying. In fact, these devastating acts, in some circles, are considered are now considered a rite of passage. Many of the adolescent impacted by this acts, are caring scars that bandages can’t hide.
It is time for my mighty women warriors to rise to the occasion. Please utilize extreme caution when you exercise your freedom of speech. Use your birthing lips to soothe and not destroy.