Cheers to sisterhood!
Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowski discussed the importance of women supporting women in a recent episode of the YouTube series "Who's in My Bathroom?" During a conversation held over a meal of martinis and nachos, host Bieber asked Ratajkowski about the biggest challenge she's faced as a woman in her industry.
"I just feel like there's a barrier in general when women meet each other of kind of like, 'Are we competition?' I think that's so sad," the 30-year-old supermodel replied. "And I don't blame women at all for doing that. I think it's, like, how we are trained to be. But I just think that I would like that to change. It's one of the reasons that I wrote my book [My Body]."
Bieber agreed. "I feel like people really perpetuate women-on-women drama and women competing against each other and fighting with each other," added the 25-year-old fellow runway star, who is married to Justin Bieber. "And I've just always really felt like there's enough space for everybody. There's enough room for everybody to thrive, and we're so much more powerful when we're just supporting each other."
Because it's better to build each other up than tear each other down. As Ratajkowski put it, "I feel like that's what we as women have to do all the time is remind ourselves like, 'You have your world, you have all these wonderful things. Just because you see somebody else doing their thing doesn't mean you have to compete.'"
Bieber has talked about this topic before, including in an interview with V magazine. "Young girls and women can and will take over the world as long as we love ourselves and love and support one another!" she told the publication. "We should all strive to 'level up' by lifting each other up."