In the secret password protected corner of every girls cell phone exist a whatsapp group discussing everything from the days , the history , politics , memes , makeups and of course screenshot from that one weird guy. This is how female friendship or you can say sisterhood gets strong and they help each other.
they exist, so why they don’t exist in most of our pop culture?
everyone jump on the bro code like Jay and Veeru but were is the friendship of Basanti and Dhano.
Lets find out
How did we get here ?
friendship has existed for as long as human have existed and possibly before that too.
but for most of the time all documents on friendship pertain to is on Men. Everyone knows about Rama & Lakhsmana’s bromance but the Geeta & Sita in Ramayana is forgotten. So, why this Sisterhood is not romanticized as equal to bromance.
Reason for unpopularity of Female friendship
Back in the day most women were married for the economic reasons living among strangers they naturally forms strong emotional bonds with the other women. But since they weren’t allowed to go outside much, these friendship haven’t reflected in popular culture.
So, the stereotype emerged that the women can’t stand each other. And the good old patriarchy took advantage of it. The simple divide and rule tactics fooled us again, because if the women will be busy fighting with each other they will not be able to fight against the patriarchy.
Pop culture –
Much of our stories have been dominated by male narratives. While men got fancy Road trips across Spain and turns to Goa in (zindagi na milegi dobara) , Tulsi was busy plotting against her Mother in Law (in daily soap), and Anjali is fighting with Tina over Rahul (in movie). This has harmful effect, as girls see’s other girls as their competition rather then the support systems.
A few film managed to captured a female bond tough Rani & Vijya laxmi in QUEEN movie dancing and roaming together in Paris , Dadi standing up of Nina Gupta in Badhai Ho Movie was all he feels. Sadly these are few and far between.
The power of Sisterhood –
The power of female friendship is legit. Studies has shown that when women make connections not only does it increase the happy hormone levels, female friends also gives you a self estime boost and more body positivity.
even online Lily Singh (youtuber) #girllove is motivating young girls to stand other women and uplift them instead of putting them down.
But not everyone needs a girl squad , just having women that support you in your life will take you a long way.
May be because a female friendships exist in a more quiet way like a frantic phone calls after a missed period or the unspoken rule that if mom calls you are with them.
There is no doubt that our girl friends are out soulmates .
celebrate female friendship because
Women supports each other.