Women Are Still Not Their Own Worst Enemy

But Why Do Some Women Engage In The Same Sexist Behaviours As Some Men?

Celtic Chameleon
9 min readMar 8, 2022


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“Why on earth are some women so terrible to other women?”

At least once a week I hear this cry of despair. Posed as a world shattering analysis and generally designed as a simple attack for the sake of it, you often see women complaining about women who complain about women in an apparently oblivious self-referential meta spiral.

And yet, they already know the answer, and so do you.

Misogyny is the real Matrix

Sexism and misogyny are the central organising factors of nearly every human society. It’s the thread in the fabric of our lives. It’s in our homes, in our workplaces, in our relationships. Hateful beliefs, comments and actions towards women are within jokes, the media, movies, billboards, casual conversations. Gynophobia is alive and well in clichés and cancel culture. Hateful behaviour towards half the human race is utterly normalised.

“It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television…It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth” — The Matrix.

Women who ask why are women so awful to other women are asking the wrong question.

Women (as a sex) are raised in the same systems men are. Yet men commit more than 90 percent of all violent crimes.

Girls raised by the same fathers and mothers as boys who grow up to be violent murderers rarely follow the same path.

Across all cultures and ethnicities, men are much more violent than women



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