It is 2023, and we still raise our voices against inequality faced by women across the globe.  It is not only the struggle of striving for a quality of life but also overcoming fifty thousand judgemental views as we aim to break the glass ceiling.

Women are judged based on societal norms, cultural expectations, and stereotypes that exist in many parts of the world. Women are expected to look, act, and behave in certain ways that are deemed acceptable by the dominant culture. They are expected to be submissive or to prioritize their family over their career.

Such unrealistic expectations can be difficult for women to fulfil, and those who deviate from them are often judged harshly. Additionally, women who challenge the status quo and push for gender equality may also be judged for their actions, as these can be perceived as threatening to the traditional power dynamic.

I am mental health blogger and my work demands some quality social media presence, as a result, I come across so many posts which leave me questioning our whole ecosystem from time to time. Comment sections are mostly full of judgements, assumptions, negativity and hatred. While I try to be mindful of what I see on my feed, there are some posts which grab my attention and I deliberately stop myself from putting my views in the comment box.

As someone who has chosen an off-beat career path, a divorcee and a single mom staying alone in a foreign country, the amount of judgements I have faced and still facing is immeasurable but it has to stop impacting me now.

Women Are Judged And 5 Ways to deal with it

In this article, I will share a few practices for all the women out there sailing in the same boat as me.

Practice self-compassion: Self-compassion is a powerful tool for promoting emotional well-being and resilience, especially in the face of criticism and judgement.

Surround yourself with supportive people: Seek out friends, family members, and other individuals who are supportive and encourage you to be yourself. Being around positive, uplifting people can help boost your confidence and reduce the impact of judgement.

Reframe negative thoughts: When faced with judgement, try to reframe negative thoughts and see them from a more different perspective. This can help you to maintain a positive outlook and reduce the impact of judgement on your self-esteem.

Focus on your intentions: Remember what is important to you and focus on your goals and values. When faced with judgement, try to stay focused on what you want to achieve, rather than getting bogged down by negative thoughts and feelings.

Speak up for yourself: If you feel that you are being treated unfairly, it’s okay to speak up for yourself. Be confident and assertive, and let others know how you feel.

You will be judged when you deck up and you will be judged when you don’t

You will be judged when you stay in a broken marriage and you will be judged when you stepped out of it.

You will be judged for dreaming big and you will be judged for sitting on your dreams

You will be judged for speaking up and you will be judged for keeping mum

You will be judged for giving sticking by and you will judge for letting go

You need to decide what you want to be judged for. What is worth the pain of going through? Remember, it’s important to not let the opinions of others define you. It’s okay to be yourself and to live life on your own terms, regardless of what others may think or say.

Love and light

Priyanka Joshi

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