We have always been taught to compete with another, and it is not a normalized concept in the society that we hard utter words in praise of another. Neither are we good at wishing them good luck, or complementing anyone for their excellence.
Female rivalry has always been highlighted in the society, and put women as a community down. Sadly because of this concept, many good friendships turn down and become sour.
In this context, the Women Posting Their W’s project, which combines a Twitter and Instagram page, feels like you can expect the unexpected. “I just love when women [love] celebrating wins, big or small, iconic or ironic,” says their Twitter page’s description and 354.1k followers would totally agree.
Us too! We saw women giving complements and thumps up to another woman’s achievement shared on these pages. So, take a moment to digest the fact, and then scroll down to discover how women can support another’s achievement without being jealous.
Hiproto wanted to know more about this amazing project, so we reached out the author and creator behind Women Posting Their W’s Instagram and Twitter pages. The author, gave her introduction by say “just a woman online” and further told us that she is pretty occupied running her personal Twitter account and working several jobs.
“Honestly, I wasn’t too interested in creating any other pages to keep up with because I don’t have very much time throughout my day. But there’s this Twitter account that is awful and misogynistic, @womenpostingls, that posts just tweets and stories of women just existing really as an ‘L.’”
The author, was truly frustrated with that account, she further explained: “He’s posted things like a woman crying after not being able to conceive a child as an L, and even a woman being sexually assaulted as an L.”
Moreover, “That account has been around since October 2020, and I was hoping it’d either get suspended for the constant targeted harassment of women he posted and would send his followers after, or for his constant retweeting back and forth between that and his personal page, but unfortunately the page persisted, and I kept seeing negativity against women day after day.”
Because of the frustration she encountred, the author of Women Posting Their W’s realized it “was really time someone made a positive space for women to celebrate women. And I did it.”
When we asked her what is the purpose behind spreading the wholesome message of the project, the author hopes and and expresses that she wants to show that “we should appreciate and celebrate people more, and particularly women who continue to face harassment and abuse and misogyny throughout all walks of life, especially on the internet.”
“On my personal page, I receive threats all the time. I get unsolicited dick pics. I even got one on this account,” she said and continued: “And sure, women should be celebrated on their own, and it shouldn’t have to be a celebration BECAUSE of anything.”
According to the creator of the group ‘Women Posting Their W’s’, “as long as this hate against women persists, I want to create an even stronger and louder force of positivity for women.” She concluded the interview by saying, “even if WomenPostingLs or misogyny disappears, if ever, this page will still be around to validate and uplift women.”