We all are by-products of our pop-culture. A majority of our belief system is based on our experience with pop-culture. One thing for which we can blame this pop-culture is ‘absence of sisterhood‘ in the mainstream. While we lapped up to pop culture “bromance” and celebrated the idea of brotherhood, women were believed to be jealous and competitive, and thus incapable of forming and sustaining meaningful deep friendships.
Pitting women against women is an age old patriarchal practice so that we remain divided and never dare to question its ways. However, there’s nothing more beautiful than “Sisterhood”. From understanding each others PMS to supporting each other deal with the challenges posed by the world to us, because of our gender. Your girlfriends are your biggest support system. So here are five reasons why sisterhood is more amazing than your expectations:-
3 am buddies
Whether the emergency is a surprise breakup or just late-night homesickness, your female friends understand all the drama in your life without any judgment. They will be available to help you handle any crises, no matter what. Even if they can’t solve the problem at least they make it somewhat bearable. “Having a female friend who understands you well is a bliss. I remember when I was in my first year, I sneak out for my first late-night party and I was almost caught by my warden. I was so scared, but thanks to my roommate, who helped me get into the hostel before anybody could catch me. That little devil started acting of feeling sick in front of the warden to save me. That was really hilarious”, Said Deepika Kumari from Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal.
Your secret is safe with them
I and my best friend have known each other for more than 10 years now. I can’t even tell you how many secrets we two share. I’m so thankful to her, every time I share something I feel like a burden is lifted up from my chest. I feel so relieved after talking to her. – Shikha Chaudhry
Generally, our girl-friends or best friends have that Pandora’s box of our secrets. The deepest, darkest secrets, desires, everything which we don’t even share with our parents, they have them all. Let me burst a very popular myth for you that “girls can’t keep secrets”. We do love to gossip (not all again) but when it comes to trust and hiding things, girls are a pro in taking all your secrets to their graves. We open up to our female friends because we know more or less they might have experienced the same and will understand us without any prejudices.
“I and my best friend have known each other for more than 10 years now. I can’t even tell you how many secrets we two share. I’m so thankful to her, every time I share something I feel like a burden is lifted up from my chest. I feel so relieved after talking to her,” said Shikha Chaudhry from Ramlal Anand College Delhi University.
Understanding you more than anyone else
“During this summer internship, we all were divided into groups for presentation. There were only two girls in my group, me and my the team leader, rest 4four were boys. To my surprise, those guys gave me the responsibility of just assembling and decorating the PPT as they believed ‘girls aren’t good with numbers’. I did all the research work but I wasn’t allowed to present, that really hit my self-esteem, but my team leader came to the rescue. She not only appreciated my hard work, but she also gave me a chance to present my part in the PPT. It really boosted my self-confidence” said Sejal Priya From Maharaja Surajmal College. In this world full of misogynistic people, only your girl-friends understand the true meaning of supporting each other. Sometimes support and acceptance from that one person is just enough.
We share memes, news articles, standups, animal videos everything. My favorite is bashing the DM douches while sharing screenshots. I can’t even tell you how hilarious it is and possibly the best stress buster. – Samridhi Khandelwal
Your crises manager
Ous girlfriends are the master of managing all our crises. From supporting us in our broke days to rescuing us from a bad hair day, they can literally fix anything. Being our personal stylist or taking care of us like our very own mother, we can rely on them for anything. We don’t mind or hesitate from taking their help because we know they will help us out without any judgments or conditions. “During my freshers, I was very conscious about what to wear how to do makeup and all. Then my roomies came to my rescue. It was fun, they helped me in getting ready, did make-up and selected the best dress possible. One of them even loaned me her sandals which was matchedmy dress. It was a lot of fun and I love my squad”, said Udisha Srivastav From Kamala Nehru College.
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Can talk about literally everything
From sharing latest memes to talking about current affairs, latest trends, hot gossips, and not to forget screenshots of creepy DMs. A sisterhood chat group is always buzzing with diverse topics. We can share anything with our girl-friends. That’s why you have your girl squad with who you can talk about anything without any fear or restrictions.
“We share memes, news articles, standups, animal videos everything. My favorite is bashing the DM douches while sharing screenshots. I can’t even tell you how hilarious it is and possibly the best stress buster“, said Samridhi Kandelwal from Kamala Nehru College.
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Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV. The views expressed are the author’s own.
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