Youtube Sensation Lilly Singh, Aka ||Superwoman||, Calls For An End To Girl On Girl Hate

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With over 7.6 million subscribers, it’s clear that Youtuber Lilly Singh, aka IISuperwomanII, is a voice of influence in the digital space. Known for her unapologetic feminism, her badass style and her powerful messages, we’re pretty sure our community of readers is going to love her challenge to girls.

In a video posted to her channel at the end of December, Lilly spoke about the need to end girl-on-girl hate, and enlisting a few well-known faces to help her get the message across.

“Girl-on-girl hate is such a huge issue in schools, at the workplace and/or online. It’s about time we got rid of this lame trend and came together to build women up,” says a description of the video, which has over 1.3 million views and counting.

At the start of the video, Lilly gives props to her millions of followers and says nearly 85% of them are women, which means there are literally millions of girls who listen to her messages on a weekly basis. That’s a pretty impressible platform and she ain’t taking that responsibility lightly.

Although it was a great way to end the year, we think this is a message that is relevant all day, every day.

“I decided to use that reach to speak up against an issue I’d love to see go away, and that’s girl-on-girl hate,” says Lilly in the video below.

With opinions and messages from other popular Youtubers such as Lindsey Stirling, Grace Helbig, Kandee Johnson, Mercades Danielle, and actress Shay Mitchell, Lilly is able to amplify the importance of girls supporting one another even more.

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“The sad reality is that girl-on-girl hate is such a big issue in schools, at work or online, and it never made any sense to me because as women, we know how awesome other women can be,” emphasizes Lilly.

The compounded effects of bullying have been well-documented over the years, where we see eating disorders, depression, anxieties and even suicide resulting from an epidemic that stems from kids feeling insecure and not getting the right amount of love and support in such a crucial time in their lives. Now with social media added to the mix, not only do law enforcement and governments need to create and update existing laws to better understand the ramifications of cyber bullying, but we as a society need to understand the effect we can have in someone’s life when writing a careless comment or nasty tweet, hiding behind our keyboards.

Lilly’s contribution to tackling this problem was to issue a social media challenge to all her followers, and we are extending it to ours.

“More than anything, I believe women are so capable of destroying girl-on-girl-hate. After all, we helped bring it to life,” she said, followed by messages from her Youtuber posse about why it’s just common sense we stick together.

“Look at other girls as sisters instead of competition.”

“We’ve all been there. We all know what it’s like to not feel like we’re not popular enough or not pretty enough, just not good enough. If you put other girls down to try and make yourself feel better, I promise you that will never work.”

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“It’s fueled a lot by jealousy…which is kinda the exact same thing as when you admire someone, so instead of being jealous of someone, admire what they’re doing.”

“If we took the energy that girls took to hate on people, and we turned it into love and support, imagine what we could accomplish in this world.”

These are just a few of the empowering messages heard in Lilly’s video. Each of the women then calls out someone they admire and pays them a compliment, while asking us to do the same online using the hashtag #GirlLove. The idea is that a whole army of women and girls will infiltrate social media with positivity and love, rather than the usual hatred we see.

“I don’t know who came up with this idea that it’s cool to hate on other girls because it’s not. Ladies, it’s time to change the game and let it be known that what’s really cool is complimenting women,” she said.

In addition to mobilizing potentially millions of girls around the world to spread positivity online, Lilly donated every dollar made from the video (yes, she is one of those uber popular Youtubers who is lucky enough to get paid for her videos) to the Malala Fund.

So now the power is in your hands. You can read this article, watch the video, get a warm fuzzy feeling and get on with your day, or you can actively take part in a movement designed to spread love and empowerment. The choice is yours! We choose #GirlLove, every time!

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