Be it complimenting a stranger on her outfit or coming to her rescue when she's cornered by creeps, women supporting women is hands-down one of the most badass things ever.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 12, 2021. It has since been updated.
People have been pitting women against each other pretty much since the beginning of time. By stereotyping women as jealous and spiteful, they've tried to establish that women are incapable of co-existing in peace or being happy for each other's wins and accomplishments. The joke, however, is on them as this sexist narrative simply makes instances of women supporting each other all the more empowering. Be it something as simple as complimenting someone's outfit despite never having met her before or coming to a stranger's rescue when she's cornered by creepy men, women having each other's back is hands-down one of the most badass things ever.
Over the years, many have taken to Twitter to share heartwarming stories of women raising each other up. Here are some of our favorites:
A man plainly followed me onto my bus. Woman came to sit by me & asked if I knew he was following me. She offered to get off at my stop w me— Dr Natalie Jester (@NatalieJester) August 12, 2017
Go into any girls bathroom upset & leave with your makeup fixed, 10 compliments & 4 new friends #GirlsSupportingGirls— Gemma D (@whatGemmadid) August 11, 2017
There is a group of women getting on my flight and one has a shirt that says “just divorced” and the others have shirts that say “divorce support group” and they are all plastered. Those are the type of friends everyone needs in their life lmao— Ashley (@a_pfeiffer13) January 6, 2018
On a flight and the girl was afraid to lift her bag without her dress coming up, so another woman stood up to assist #girlssupportinggirls— Paxton Condon (@pjcond) August 11, 2017
She bought several at an end-of-con clearance sale & just gave me one. It's the nicest gift I've ever gotten from a near-stranger.— Civy (Commissions open) (@IvyVine009) August 10, 2017
If a girls asks me for a tampon and I don't have one for her, best believe we bouta search the entire vicinity together to find her a tampon— Kai 🦋 (@QuarteroRae) March 5, 2017
So my boyfriend has a identical twin brother and someone thought my boyfriend was cheating on me but it was really his brother and his girlfriend 😂😂😂 thanks for having my back though girl ✊️ pic.twitter.com/kp3d4D6dmZ— Jasmine Rios (@JasmineRios5) December 13, 2017
This is what #girlssupportinggirls looks like. My 7-yo daughter admires a teenaged girl in our neighborhood, always excited when she waves at her. Last night she left her this book and note on our doorstep. pic.twitter.com/YCphGDUm8I— Elizabeth O Crawford (@TeachGlobalEd) January 15, 2021
Why Kamala Harris waited for Warren & Klobuchar to exit the race before endorsing Biden.— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) March 9, 2020
“I had two women colleagues in the race & I did not feel right putting my thumb on the scale [that] in any way would harm their candidacy.” #GirlsSupportingGirls https://t.co/GSuQYum3O4
Some guys boxed me into my seat on a near empty train carriage, and a woman came over and said "hey girl it's our stop - let's go!"— Georgina Phillips (@GeorginaPhillip) August 12, 2017
When I'm having a bad day at my guy-dominated job and the 2 other girls on the team take me out for a chocolate binge #girlssupportinggirls— Sapna Moudgil-Shah (@activatednyc) August 11, 2017
When a group of teenage girls stop you at the convenience store to tell you that your highlight is popping and that you're gorgeous there are still good people out there 😭#girlssupportinggirls— Bren ✨ (@brennamarie118) January 9, 2018
the team helped me out with good lighting to take a nice pic of me eating pizza pic.twitter.com/dZdYa11Yep— jane (@jaanemao) December 4, 2016
I asked a girl where did she cut her hair and she took an appointment for me and a discount at that hairdresser...girls support all the way!— Hana Osman | هناء عثمان (@HanaOsman) August 8, 2017
My best friend stayed up and packed my things for my trip bc I was too tired last night and fell asleep. I woke up this morning to this 💕💕💕 pic.twitter.com/XzAIK9etY2— megs (@MeganNahhhman) August 22, 2017
I'm in an audio engineering practicum and most of us are women. No competition, we help each other and lift each other up. @SoundGirlsOrg— Ameeta Ganatra (@AmeetaG) August 13, 2017
I just held the door open for a group of girls and every one of them said 'thank you' and something like "I like your shirt/sweater" I am so blessed omg #girlssupportinggirls— china (@_finechina_) January 16, 2018
Is your best friend really your best friend if she's not willing to be this extra to make your man jealous.. pic.twitter.com/ltKzWcGOnn— jada (@jadavenson_) March 20, 2017
Went to a water park yest.. the girl behind me complimented my freckles.. ive never had that. #girlssupportinggirls— Litsa Adamov (@Litsaxo) August 12, 2017