In the younger generations a distressing trend has been developing; a total disregard of the sisterhood/girl power that has formed over the last 60 years. This was/still is a movement of belief that began in the 50s -arguably even earlier in the 1920s- which reached its pinnacle in the 90s with the Spice Girls leading the way. A movement which since then has been dwindling within society, now reaching a new time low.
Girl Power and the sisterhood was all about safeguarding, nurturing and kindness between all members of the female sex. Age, size, ethnicity etc did not make a difference, as a member of the female sex Girl Power meant unlimited chances and support. Without this girls and women are left powerless against a society which is still very much biased towards men.
Young women in the present time feel that it is more than acceptable to judge, belittle and dishearten members of their own gender. They believe it is perfectly agreeable to slate their sisters and fall out over trivial matters such as sexual partners/ sexual opinions etc. The sisterhood of Girl Power is gone for a whole generation, in its place is a group of young women who are far more reliant on their sexual partners than of their friends, of their sisters.
Rivalry and hormones have won against the bond of gender, it is surely anarchy and madness when members of the same gender turn against each other!
The worst part of the loss of Girl Power and support within the female gender is the impact it has. Females still have not achieved equality within society, and are still often subject to ridicule and sometimes abuse simply because of their gender. It may be 2016 but there is still a long, long path ahead before women and men are considered equal. The loss of Girl Power and reassurance for other females makes this path to equality so much harder.
It is vital that we make Girl Power popular again, without it our lives will not be of a good standard, without it we will not achieve all that we can. How will we be supported if we do not support each other?