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Why is the concept of Girlhood so important nowadays?

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Casper Libero chapter.

In a world where competition between girls has always been more relevant than teaching them to accept each other, Girlhood has been gaining more strength lately, bringing a movement contrary to what was being taught to women and this is why this concept is so important. 

Since the beginning of time, women have fought for a place in the world where they are not silenced, a place in the world where they can feel safer. The expression, that becomes more popular every day, shows what women go through on a daily basis, things that seem unimaginable, but still occur, makes the fight to gain space, rights and more respect continue.

Nowadays, the media is a great example of how the gender divide is still extremely present, while everything that the male public consumes is acclaimed, the female entertainment is often judged and considered low culture. However, is the prejudice surrounding female media and culture due to the content or because it is mostly consumed by women?

Reflecting on these issues and how many female voices are still silenced no matter the environment in which they are inserted, the stereotypes imposed on women are being demythologized. And that’s why the concept of Girlhood growing up is extremely important to break these patterns and bring together the female public with the aim of fighting for worthy places.

On social media, the concept of Girlhood has also been gaining strength. In short videos published on TikTok and Instagram, women have been showing love, affection and comfort for each other, gradually putting an end to the rivalry that has always been taught and bringing the idea of healthy female friendships.

Finally, this expression and concept has become a support network to unite women from all over the world regardless of race, ethnicity and sexuality, validating the difficulties that this gender goes through and bringing visibility to the female community in a new way.


The article above was edited by Isadora Restiffe.

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