Well clearly I am not ranting on Ranty Friday about women full stop (do I now put a full stop after the full stop?) what with me being one and all that. What I AM ranting about though is women that belittle other women.
I am seeing more and more of it recently and it makes me cringe. Women picking on women. Putting them down and just being plain nasty. Belittling their opinion or a decision they have made for no other reason than because they feel they can. Whatever happened to Sisterhood?
Just yesterday we saw Judith Woods write a piece with the headline “Three babies by three fathers will it be third time lucky for calamity Kate“. I am sorry, since when did it become a crime to have three babies by three different men? When did we stop congratulating a woman on being pregnant? Judith Woods is completely missing the point here that maybe the reason Kate has been divorced twice is down to something her previous husbands did. I am not saying it was but why is it Kate’s fault she is now happily married for the third time?
That whole article is spiteful.
Liz Jones has made a career out of being nasty and bitter
Don’t get me started on Samantha Brick
Katy Hopkins is another woman. Won’t employ fat women. They are all lazy apparently. Yeah right. I am the laziest person I know, Katy. That’s right. Don’t judge me on my ability to a job. Judge me on my ability to demolish a packet of biscuits.
Why do these women have to be so cruel to other women? Is it something deep rooted in their psyche? Did they not get enough hugs when they were babies?
And it isn’t just women in the media either. I have seen some serious belittling and bullying on social media recently. By women of other women. Women who dared to voice an opinion. Dared to say what they thought of a situation. Women not saying “hmm I see what you are saying there, can’t agree but …. “. No, launching in to them and basically tearing a strip off them.
To what end? To make themselves feel better?
Whatever happened to “if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything?”.
I am not saying we should go around blowing smoke up our our peer’s arses but please. Can we stop the vitriol.
PS yes, that is Annie in that picture. And my lovely friend Fiona with her daughter. Women. Women I love who don’t bully other women. They make them feel fabulous in Annie’s case, and in Fiona’s look fabulous. Everyone should have an Annie and a Fiona in their lives.