- Men are 69% of the perpetrators and females are 31%;
- When men bully, females are 57% of targets and males are 43%;
- When women bully, females are 68% of targets and males are 32%;
- Overall, women are 60% of bullying targets and men are 40%.
"But female bullies can be subtle and craftier than their male counterparts, says Marilyn Noble, who researches workplace bullying at the University of New Brunswick.
“Women tend to use relational aggression. It’s verbal, psychological, emotional bullying. People don’t recognize it – it’s covert, it’s harder to pin down and to prove,” she says.
There’s also a lot of reputation smearing, and female bullies often manipulate others into joining them, says Diane Rodgers, co-ordinator for the Bully Within, a B.C. group of professionals who have organized to fight workplace bullying." (emphasis added) (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Is this how the many female bullies at the University of Newcastle, particularly in female-dominated areas like nursing, language, humanities, speech pathology, social work, etc, get away with bullying?