Between the lines but it’s there.
Again, the people who were most attractive were rated lowly by people of the same sex. The effect was especially strong for women, who “selected highly attractive female candidates only 11.7% of the time, significantly less than chance,” Agthe and her colleagues write.
Spite is stronger in women and girlish boys.
Indeed, these may be examples of what University of Ottawa psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt calls “indirect aggression,” which she wrote about in a 2013 paper provocatively titled “Do human females use indirect aggression as an intrasexual competition strategy?”
Women are actually more aggressive than men. Even as children.
It’s just they’re sneakier and get away with it more often, being harder to prove.
Next time a feminist says it’s okay for boys to cry (no it isn’t), realise she is asking boys to play by the rules of her game because she cannot win at his.
“A clear way that indirect aggression serves an individual’s goal is by reducing her same-sex rivals’ ability, or desire, to compete for mates,” she wrote. “This is typically accomplished in a concealed way, which diminishes the risk of a counterattack.”
Mean Girls grow old and get meaner.
Notice the Go Grrrl rhetoric for women in say, STEM, is based on male action? What about plain women being nice to the hot girl? No no, that’s too much to ask of the Sisterhood apparently. The hot girl is presumed to have “too much” already. Sisterhood approval is inversely proportionate to the attention you glean from men without trying. (n.b. Sisterhood spinsters hate me, which I take to be a compliment in light of the reasons). Funnily enough, their chronic jealousy and hatred will etch lines on their face sooner and the stress of competing with the pretty girls (instead of the smart thing, cooperation) will make them even uglier.
Remember that fairytale trope? The Ugly Sisters. Based in reality.
Female bullying targets are always superior to their bullies. Take heart, ladies.