Dove Cameron is an awesome human and, as if we needed any more proof of that, the Disney darling just took to Twitter to call out the problem of negativity and pitting women against each other.
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“STOP PITTING WOMEN AGAINST EACH OTHER,” she wrote. “Stop putting people down [and] creating darkness. Chill oouutt. Let people be. Go laugh at something funny.”
The series of tweets gets at the heart of a problem we’ve all seen play out time and again.
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This isn’t the first time one of our faves has spoken out about the need for women to support other women.
In 2015, Ariana Grande fired back at a troll who compared her to Ariel Winter and called for loving a diverse range of body types.
Ariel totally agreed and took to Twitter to show her support for Ariana’s point.
When Lady Gaga performed at the Super Bowl, some haters said she had ripped off Pink‘s acrobatics routines. Pink was quick to shut that line of thinking down.
Another pair of female celebs who have frequently been pitted against one another are Nina Dobrev and Nikki Reed. When Nikki settled down with Nina’s ex and The Vampire Diaries costar, Ian Somerhalder, people assumed there must be all kinds of bad blood. After trying to give haters the silent treatment for years, Nikki finally spoke out about the whole situation on Instagram, proving once and for all that she and Nina are cool.
For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about "friends backstabbing friends", "cheating exes", or "cast members exiting shows" on low-brow websites like hollywoodlife that are just perpetuating trends that preceded us. Yuck. I now see that silence was taken as an opportunity to fill in the blanks with even more falsities, and juicer stories, and we, yes WE, believe we have a moral responsibility to young girls to end that narrative, because at the end of all of this, those young girls are the ones who lose. Their passion and endless devotion for a tv show is being taken advantage of, replaced with feelings of anger through divisive techniques, & even worse, their minds are being shaped & molded as their view of themselves, other girls, & what those dynamics should look like are being formed. So here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women. Because at the end of the day, that's what this is about: teaching girls that you have to hate other girls only breeds a generation of women who believe you have to hate other women. And that's what these magazines, websites and blogs don't understand. That is the harmful unintended consequence of their bullshit stories and we have a moral responsibility to fix that. Let's turn this page together, as we all walk into the next chapter peacefully. And finally, let's use this as an example of how important it is to stop this trend of writing horrible headlines about women, painting us as bitter, angry, insecure, heartbroken, childless, feuding, backstabbing monsters because whether we want to admit it or not, it changes the way all women view themselves. And shame on these websites for now targeting an even younger demographic, instilling this at an earlier age when girls are even more susceptible, more vulnerable and more malleable. When we write these headlines we teach hate. I've seen it firsthand. Let's shift what we put into the universe starting now, & hopefully we will start to see a shift in the way we treat each other & view ourselves❤
We’re always up for a new example of women supporting other women. Cheers to all of this.
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