Women need to support each other and stand together against the obstacles facing us every day. It might take some time to get to gender equality, but here are 5 ways to empower women and stand as a united front.
1. Accept All Types of Women
Regardless of your religion, body type, sexual preference, or even fashion sense, we are all women and we all need to stick together. You are not just empowering the women like you. You should be empowering all women to follow their dreams, no matter what their dreams are.
2. Watch Your Language
When you call a girl a slut or a bitch, it just makes it okay for other people to use those words about women. Also using phrases such as “you guys” illuminates woman and puts them into a category under men. By watching what we say about other women, we can start to change the way society views certain words. A girl who is not as feminine might not viewed as a bitch. And a girl who is freer with her sexuality might not be referred to as a slut. When we start thinking more carefully about what we say, so will society.
3. Speak up
This is the number one thing to do out of all of the ways to empower women. If you see a woman who is being mistreated, say something! Don’t let these things just pass by. Every time that a woman is belittled, it impacts each and every one of us. By saying something, you are letting the world know that empowering women is a not something to be taken lightly.
4. Be a Role Model
One of the easiest ways to empower women around you is to be a role model to them. Be confident and show them that it is easier than they think to be a strong and powerful woman. Women are always in need of more role models to show them the way in life. You could be just the outstanding role model a women needs in her life to empower her.
5. Complement Each Other
Going along with watching what we say, take the time to complement those around you. Women feel way more empowered when they have more confidence. That little boost of confidence you get when you receive a compliment might be just what you need to feel more confident. When we raise each other up, we are empowering each other to reach our full potential.
What did you think of these ways to empower women? What are some other ways to empower women?