The women who always proclaim "Girl power" are the ones who are the most insecure of female strength. Agree?
It's nothing but just a woman's unnecessary attempt at convincing herself she's strong because subconsciously she thinks women are weak, and because she's a woman, she must be weak too, and she needs to shut that insecurity to the depths of her subconscious mind by telling herself that women are strong. Hence the birth of this pathetic term "Girl power". If there's anyone thinking that women are weak, it's women who always tell themselves that women are strong. Why else do they think it's necessary to tell themselves unnecessary things if they are secure of their own worth?
My favorite is "I am feminist, hear me meow", or something like that.
I think that it is a teenage thing and not worth a second thought. These teenage girls are so screwed up these days anyway, with kissing each other, trying to be "independant" and wanting a boyfriend, while the boys are happily playing video games and only wanting girls for quick sex during breaks.
That sow is a retarded moron.
girl power is a positive thing.
feminism is something completely different.
It gives them the illusion that they are powerful.. In reality "girl power" usually mean depending on other men (the state for example) to do the job for them..
Yeah, no question, just look at the Spice Girls. After the whole late 90's girl power crap fell off the radar they developed eating disorders and turned into hippos.
Yes, they are trying to hide behind words. What they really need is action and not just babble like this: "I'm a woman, hear me roar" - - - - true answer -- meow.
You're right. It's most likely that they are very insecure that they are women. A lot of them are very ill-mannered as well.
The more they tell themselves of that, the more they show how they need to convince themselves of that. And by showing just how much they need to convince themselves of that, the more they are showing the depth of their insecurity of being a woman. In short, you're right in your hypothesis.
My daughter has used the term 'Girl Power', but, like her dad, she has a quirky sense of humour and sort of skims over things like that without really meaning it. To her, it just meant having a good time when she went out with her girlfriends, who all, by the way, are young, sort of around the 20 mark, and not one of them believes in feminism.
Private college education, taught to value herself, etc - she doesn't really need to 'belong' to any social group, except her circle of friends, and certainly doesn't expect to be handed good jobs without working for them. It's in the upbringing - now if I can just get her focused on something other than that boyfriend of hers........
Wow... maybe you and some of the commenters on here are aware of some collective group of girls, teens, and women wandering around chanting "girl power," of which I myself am not aware. Any time I've ever seen/heard this phrase, it's been in 'normal' circumstances, surrounding 'normal' girls, or sometimes even used by men (for instance, fathers using the phrase as encouragement after their daughter has been involved in a sporting event during which she did well...). I've never connected the term to self-conscious behavior, especially not as it is used by adults towards teens and girls. The only behind-the-scenes psychology I can connect with the use of this phrase by adult women is either in jest/fun situations where one is being 'girly' with their friends, or in situations where, subconsciously, a woman might be aware of gender inequalities still present in our society, and so using such a phrase to encourage girls or teenage girls in a situation that might previously have been considered unobtainable or inappropriate for girls. For instance, a high five and a "girl power" after a girl beats a boy in a wrestling match seems perfectly acceptable behavior from the coach of the wrestling team.
Were they as strong as they claim they are, they would shut it.