Across time, age and countries, the fairer sex has been looked upon as the softer ones: caregivers, expected to nurse and babysit families, never mind what Google Map says about your location coordinates.
The softer, maternal aspect of humanity, turns out, is also the nastier bully in real life situations if Dr. Garie Namy of the Workplace Bullying Institute is to be believed.
- There is an institute for workplace bullying?
- Ermahgaad. Weren’t women nice?
- Just kidding. Yes and no, respectively. (Duh.)
You are the Mother of All Forgetful People if you are forgetting that this face of femaledom has been captured on celluloid ages back and over again: remember Mean Girls?
While growing up, it seems to me that girls internalize this habit of criticizing each another and in no tome, it comes pretty naturally.
It is the girl equivalent of excited teenage boys discussing their first mustache.
A better looking pair of earrings, an unusual lip color, anything, they all popularly evoke hotdog feelings. Samantha Brick from Daily Mail, UK talks of being hated for being pretty. Not cool.
People want to be smart. So smart people pay you bad compliments that make the rest of your day suck.
Step 1: Ensure no ducks are given.
The number of smart people around, my, it isn’t any wonder that most forget when the yapping needs to stop. Call me boring, but gossip hasn’t done much good in the world, yes?
It hasn’t fed hungry kids, it hasn’t cleaned up slums, and it hasn’t educated people… It has only entertained you for a few minutes each day at the cost of someone’s peace of mind.