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Why are women mean to each other?

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Mumoftaiba Wed 26-Dec-12 23:39:45

All I want to know is the answer

pinkyp Wed 26-Dec-12 23:41:46

To make themselves feel better about that rubbish life?

Because they've had a bad day

Because somebody has said something that had upset, annoyed them

Because they want to hurt the person

ArtexTheHallWithBoughsOfMonkey Wed 26-Dec-12 23:42:25

What women?

I know lots and lots of very lovely women. I know some arsey women, I know some lovely men, and some arsey men.

brainonastick Thu 27-Dec-12 14:06:24

Why are people mean to each other?

Why isn't life all hugs and puppies?


DameMargotFountain Thu 27-Dec-12 14:13:35

are YOU mean to women, OP?

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Dec-12 14:25:09

Sometimes meanness is actually honesty.

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 14:26:49

Theres a lot of meanness on MN today.

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Dec-12 14:27:43

Is there usual? sad

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 14:31:46

Yeah some right snarky answers on a thread I just read. But no charge there then...

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 14:31:56


scottishmummy Thu 27-Dec-12 14:32:17

women have no greater propensity to be mean than men
dont make such sweeping generalizations
chin up dust self down and dint be so angst and why,why are women mean

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Dec-12 14:36:03

Was it the 'people who don't drive are a PITA' thread usual? sad

scottishmummy Thu 27-Dec-12 14:37:45

presumably someone has disagreed with you on mn?
leading you to ponder why are women mean to each other
maybe you wont like the answer,maybe you aren't suited to online forum if so upset

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 14:37:54

I've just read that delightful thread, Sparkling

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Dec-12 14:38:35

I haven't yet usual, but I may take a peep. <scared>

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 14:46:19

I've been told off on the non driving thread. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Dec-12 14:48:17

Yes, and been referred to another thread too usual. confused

MrsJREwing Thu 27-Dec-12 14:52:45

OP, many reasons one because they like to put others down to feel good about themselves, same goes for Men, Women use more covert meaness, Men in my experience are more open about picking on one another.

scottishmummy Thu 27-Dec-12 15:44:14

I see the ole gender stereotypes aplenty on this thread
people are mean,some are not
and mn threads in no wy representative of rl.on mn people take peculiar stances

usualsuspect3 Thu 27-Dec-12 15:48:14

I know that SM.

MN is like a parallel universe. grin

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 27-Dec-12 15:57:37

Why are women people mean to each other?

There. I fixed your question for you, OP.

gloucestergirl Fri 28-Dec-12 21:38:10

I too hate meaness and would like to live in a little bubble where everyone is nice and well-mannered to each other. But as that is totally unrealistic I just ignore rude people where ever possible.

I don't know about grown women being mean to each other. Apart from in the Daily Mail and then I'm guessing that being opininated and mercenary are the reasons. But my god can teenage girls be nasty, which I guess is due to establishing a peaking order. Maybe some women never grow out of this.

Actually mn is very nice and supportive mostly. Although I only hop in and out and go to the 'advice wanted' sections rather than chat or AIBU. If you want to see real nastiness go to an expat forum than is populated by usually very bitter men. There can be proper ding-dongs with eye-watering rudeness.

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