The phrase “girl power” is used as a term of empowerment, independence, and self-sureness. Girl power expressed a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s and early 2000s. It is also linked to third-wave feminism. The term was made popular by the Spice Girls in the mid-to-late 1990s.
When I think about ‘girl power,’ the idea of empowerment and confidence seems to spring to mind. Girl power is all about unity of women in order to bring about a shared sense of empowerment. It is not a term created to imply that women want to be ‘more powerful’ than men, or vice versa.
I am happy promoting girl power because it is fundamentally important. We live in a world full of such judgement, weather that’s based on our appearance, personality, sexuality, beliefs or anything in between. Girl Power is about bringing one another up, rather than tearing each other down.
yes, my shirt says “Power to the girls” and here’s why. Women empowerment and girl power in general is something that I am so passionate about. I’m not sat here saying that women should be more powerful than men, or vice versa. But I’m a strong believer that girl power is an incredible concept when used right. A concept that involves women picking up one another, not competing against each other, and unity. Power to the girls. Power to empowerment. Power to confidence. And power to equality for all. 👫👭👬
It deeply upsets me when I see girls speak low of another female. It’s almost as if girls compete against each other in order to bring their own self esteem up. And it’s not healthy. Girl Power is about improving the confidence of women- instead of commenting negatively on another woman’s appearance, why not compliment her for something she deserves to be complimented on instead?
Here’s to Girl Power. Here’s to empowerment. Here’s to confidence, and here’s to equality for all.
Love and happiness always,