Saturday, September 7, 2013

Where Is the Sisterhood?

We’ve all heard the term ‘mean girls.’ And for most of us females, we’ve even experienced it in one form or the other. If not us, then through our daughters. And just because we grow up, doesn’t mean things get better. Adult women can be very catty and cruel if they choose to be.

And the cliques. There is so much that can be said about the cliques! They are around all your life. Elementary school, junior high, high school, and into adulthood. Women ‘buddy’ up and stay in their little social circles. Someone is always included….and someone is always excluded.

I’m just wondering – where is the sisterhood? What happened to comraderie between women? I know in generations past, women would gather together to make quilts, sew, or bake. They would converge on one another in times of distress, or help each other get ready for big events.

There was no competition. Or at least not much.

No belittling one another.

There was sisterhood. Women were a team. Girls were a team.

What happened? Now it seems anything goes as long as it makes one person feel more powerful, beautiful, or successful than another. We do what it takes to rise above each other instead of holding each other’s hands along the way and finding satisfaction in being part of each other’s successes.

We’ve grown selfish. Ambitious. Prideful. Insecure. And whether we intend to or not, we often ruin special moments, looks, and feelings for one another.

I long for sisterhood to rise up and take over again. I see it in spurts. In small clumps here and there. And I see the difference it makes in women’s lives. It encourages, livens, emboldens, and reaffirms who God made us to be as females.

We were never meant to put ourselves a step up or over one another. We were made to step together. And we work best that way, as well.


Anonymous said...

This is so very true.....Sylvia

Unknown said...

Agreed! I think lots of women are realizing this now ... the need for friendship and true sisterhood.

Dionna said...

Sylvia and Daphne - Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a moment to leave a comment! Hopefully we can find true sisterhood and encourage others to embrace it as well.