In today’s world there is a lot of talk about solidarity, especially solidarity for women. Women’s solidarity not only makes us feel empowered and supported, but also valued, important and appreciated. She is often the foundation that builds our plans and dreams, while reassuring us that they are achievable. Women’s solidarity is a slogan that everyone knows, but does everyone really understand?
Table of Contents:
- What is women’s solidarity?
- How does it affect our lives?
- Women’s solidarity in the 21st century
- Sara Boruc on women’s solidarity
- Let’s join together
What is women’s solidarity?
Support, cordiality, mutual help, loyalty, sincerity…You can list endlessly the qualities that go into women’s solidarity. These qualities are carried in each of us. The trick, however, is to be able to communicate them. To bring about solidarity among women, the relationship between them must be sincere. There is no room for jealousy, fighting or envy – which nevertheless happens very often. Women have experienced enough of this over the years of their history. The time has finally come for a change in perspective. Instead of looking at a woman with envy – it is worth thinking about what she has done to be in such a place. Instead of insincerely agreeing with the opinion of others – it is worth working on your assertiveness and saying what you really think.
Women’s solidarity is also a matter of emotional intelligence, that is, the ability to recognize, name and deal with emotions. This applies to both one’s own and others’ emotions. Given the solidarity of women, this is an extremely important aspect. Unfortunately, solidarity is often reduced to a sense of injustice. In a situation where emotional intelligence is not developed, it will be difficult to look at the successes of others with full acceptance and, most importantly, to support others in these successes.
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How does it affect our lives?
Imagine an ideal scenario in which each of us follows the contractual rules of women’s solidarity. We support each other and help to achieve more and more goals. Together we fight for rights, understand each other’s needs and take care of our own well-being. As a result, when going through hard times we show empathy, which in turn makes it easier for us. Menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause are just some of the many women’s issues that only we ourselves will understand. This translates into a lack of understanding of the opposite sex, which in turn affects the perception of this at various levels of life, most importantly at work. This is why women’s solidarity is so important. It has a direct impact on every aspect of our lives and, importantly, it is in our hands.
Women’s solidarity in the 21st
Times of progress, development and women’s rights – but they often fail. Why? Among other things, we can direct the answer to this question toward social media. While social networks are a treasure trove of knowledge, inspiration and development, they also have a dark side. Created, perfect lives can put more than one of us into complexes. Jealousy replaces empathy, building one’s self-esteem goes down the drain, while giving complexes a chance to grow.
We shout loudly about women’s solidarity, although we ourselves have trouble showing sincere support. It is worth remembering that what the pictures on the web show will never reflect reality. This woman, who is just spending her fifth day in Ibiza, may have health problems. CEO may cry nights through job burnout. An organized fit mom may have trouble finding a few minutes for herself. And although each of us knows this – we like to forget it sometimes.
Sara Boruc on women’s solidarity
When asked what she wished the editors of GentleWoman Poland, she answered: “For women to be more supportive. I think these types of titles persist because there are women who have decided that they want to stick together. I recently put up a post that said that if women ruled the world there would be no wars just a group of countries, jealous countries that wouldn’t talk to each other! It made me laugh a lot, but there is something in it. I hope, however, that this will not be the case. This is stereotyping and may we get rid of this jealousy. I think each of us can be good in a different field and we don’t need to be in constant competition. We don’t have to prove something all the time.”
Let’s join together
Women’s solidarity poses challenges. It makes us have to work on our emotions, behavior and empathy. It forces development, both on a personal and social level. However, it is what makes us feel more understood, cared for and appreciated. So let’s take care of our relationships, support each other and connect. GentleWomen stick together. Our welfare is only in our hands.