Yesterday I saw one of my co-workers that works in another department walking by in the hallway. We usually exchange pleasantries but that day she gave me the oddest look and kept walking. At my desk I thought that her reaction was odd, then I started thinking about the bigger picture. Why do woman treat other women the way they do?
Let’s be honest here, we are short, snooty, and even nasty towards one another and sometimes there is no reason for it. We act like this to our friends, co-workers, family members, and to women that we don’t even know. Then we use excuses for our behavior to make up for acting the way we did. What is it that prevents us from being nice to at least pleasant to each other?
I wish I had the correct answer for why we act they way be do towards one another, but the only reason I could come up with is it’s an internal thing. Maybe we do it because like men we challenge each other, or it’s a self-esteem thing where we treat another woman a certain way to make ourselves feel better. Either way it has to deal with each particular woman and how they feel and operate.
Instead of letting this behavior continue to operate the way it is let’s start to change and be real with one another. If you have a problem with someone tell them, and if someone says hello say it back. The women v. women needs to stop and that means we are going to need to make some changes.