How To Actually Support Women

I think we talk a lot of talk about how we want men and women to be equal and many men say that they support women 100%. But I don’t think they really know what that support entails. I saw the following images on Twitter and was disgusted with the reaction from guys who are telling her to be more humble.


Because I have guys in my life telling me to be more confident, that I’m beautiful, that I should stop being so hard on myself. And I don’t believe them, I have a hard time accepting my appearance and if I say “thank you” to a compliment, I’m internally saying “you’re wrong.”

But the second a girl actually loves herself and gains confidence, men and women come out of the woodwork to tear her down. So which is it? You support us, but we shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves?


If you want to actually support women, you have to accept them. This applies to men and women. You have to let them be themselves, love themselves. You can’t tear them down and call them sluts for sleeping with a few guys or call them egotistical for loving themselves. Because let’s be honest, if you’re posting a picture of yourself on snapchat you already know you look good in it. You have to accept that not all women are weak and in need of your help. But some are.

You have to support them all, not just the ones that fit the mold that you like.


This blog was originally published in 2017.

20 thoughts on “How To Actually Support Women

  1. as someone who makes a living out of looking a certain way. iv developed thick skin when people don’t like how I look. its hard sometimes. luckily im pretty strong. I can imagine others would really suffer. so yeah a little support goes a long way……but the way any negative I get at work is way overshadowed by the positive

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  2. I love this! Insecurity truly shows in a variety of ways. Humbleness is not about being insecure but being so secure in self that you’re comfortable with who you are and you have no need to seek validation from anyone. That typically makes people who are not confident very uncomfortable. Interesting how that happens but the psychology behind it all makes sense. Hopefully, we can get to a point where we have so much self-love that we have no problems spreading that love to one another and accepting it too. Great post! Really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. πŸ™‚

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