According to the US-based Workplace Bullying Institute, women on women bullying continues to rise and women are judged to be nastier bullies than men. "Workplace bullying is four times more common than sexual harassment or racial discrimination....Girls are taught to be critical of each other from adolesence, and it's particularly vicious among working women; from playing favourites to badmouthing colleagues. " This happens more frequently in careers where they have to be "hyper-aggressive to get ahead in a male-dominated environment". We know that the University of Newcastle has more males in higher management than females.
Apparently the university has career enhancement programs and opportunities that can support female staff at the university. Also the Faculty of Education and Arts under John Germov is having its own Gender Equity Forum (why? - does it have a particularly bad record in this arena?).
- Lessons in how to make a voodoo doll of other women and stick pins in it?
- How to smile insincerely whilst stabbing other women in the back?
- How to make your own rope ladder (for women who climb to senior positions and then haul up the ladder right behind them to stop other women succeeding)?
- How to sabotege the careers of other (better?) female colleagues?
- How to spread rumours about other female colleagues?