I have to say: blogging is most always inspired by the things that make us bloggers tick. The nitty-gritty experiences in life that solidify and reinstate our greatest values and sentiments. Yesterday, I was reminded of the true disgust and hatred that remains within the female race for those of our own kind.
Although this may have been a surface friendship, it got us both through some of our roughest moments as young teenagers. This friendship taught me a heck of a lot about how women were designed to treat other women. In a slightly humorous but truthful list, I created a "Code of Sisterhood." These are the rules I have come to understand as the guide for how I treat women.
- Always let her explain herself, and believe her when she does.
- Don't hate her because she has differing views from your own.
- Always give her the benefit of the doubt when she says she's sorry.
- Don't deny her respect because she is below your standards of "beauty."
- Regardless of how well you know her, give her a shoulder to lean on if needed.
- Instill your life lessons and wisdom in her, no matter her age in comparison.
- Mentor her when she needs it and retreat when you're finished.
- Give her that fashion advice, girl!
- Always make sure to tell her when she has a piece of lettuce in her teeth.
- Never hold a grudge against what she does with her body.
- Support her in her decisions. All of them.
- Use your position to open the door to opportunities that will better her life.
- Let her borrow your clothes, even the cute ones.
- Provide a positive climate of food-love + body-love.
- Be open to learning from her. Each girl has a unique story to tell.
- Most importantly: when you hear sexist comments from guys, confront them.