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18 Real Stories of Sexism Among Women

If we're not together, we're alone.

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In the fight for gender equality, sometimes us women are our worst enemies...

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We are the first ones to say "she's a bitch," or that "we can't do that as well as men can," just to try to justify the inequality.

We asked the female BuzzFeed community to tell us the worst thing they ever did to another woman.

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The replies are a crude snapshot of the society in which we live. Some women regret having done what they did, but others celebrate their actions without realizing that, if we're not together, we're alone...

1. "I called her a slut and easy, and I'm sorry."

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"I judged her for being so open sexually. I called her slut, whore, easy, and I'm very sorry, for her and for me. For having been so sexist and for having failed to understand that she could do what she wanted with her body."

- P. Bono

2. "I slashed her four tires."

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"I slashed her four tires the night before the busiest and most lucrative day at her job, because she was sleeping with my (almost ex) husband."

- D. Cisneros

4. "I introduced him to my prettiest girlfriend."

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"She kept bothering me at prep school for no reason, so I befriended the guy she was super in love with and about to go out with, and I introduced him to my prettiest girlfriend."

- D. Barrera

5. "I should have interceded and stopped him from treating her poorly."

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"A friend of mine abused his girlfriend. He asked me to leave... and I left. I regret it so much to this day, because at the time I thought 'well, it's something that they have to resolve among themselves' AND NO, THAT'S NEVER OK. I should have interceded and stopped him from treating her poorly. Even though he was my friend, the girl didn't deserve that (and why do I want a friend like that, anyway?). Girls, let's act in solidarity and not allow things like this to happen."

- A. Petisa

6. "I took her test results from the lab and replaced them with fake ones."

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"The real ones said negative and I changed them to say positive. It was a small joke, but her parents got really mad when she told them she was pregnant, and her boyfriend, who claimed to love her, decided to dump her. In the end, I came back from my trip and found the mess that I had left behind, and I confessed to her that she wasn't pregnant and that I had replaced the test results. This was 4 years ago and she still hates me."

- R. Pirela

7. "I even told her that her lifestyle made me sick."

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"The worst thing I did to a woman was to judge her for having decided to stay home and raise her kids rather than living her life the way I thought was the right way. I even told her that her lifestyle made me sick and that I wished to never end up like her. Now, I regret this very much and I understand why she decided to do what she did, and I wish that one day I can find the ability to love unconditionally, the way she loved her kids."

- L. Xiu

8. "I told (myself) that they should "make people respect them" and that they only dressed the way they dressed as a provocation."

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"The thing I regret the most are my comments about sexuality and the way my acquaintances like to dress. My internalized misogyny told me that they should "make people respect them" and that they only dressed the way they dressed as a provocation. These are the ideas I regret the most. Each woman is free to live her sexuality as she wants and dress for herself. Also, this way of thinking perpetuates the damage that has been done to thousands of women because of the way they dress. So, more than ever, I'm really sorry."

- A. Arévalo

9. "I put more alcohol in her drink and some pills for her to relax."

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"In a bar, I met a former friend who was with his partner... the woman became unbearable and she called me and my friends "bitches"... so while she danced, I put more alcohol in her drink and some pills for her to relax, and she relaxed a bit too much 😱 . She ended up having sex in the bar's bathroom. This was a long time ago and it does not make me proud."

- K. Rodriguez

10. "I went out with a guy who had a girlfriend."

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"He was going to break up with her anyway, but I still don't think that what I did was okay. I should have kept my distance and respected the relationship that they had, and not caused the woman pain. It's definitely not something I would do again. On the contrary, I would protect the woman; I would keep my distance and I would tell the guy that he's not living up to his commitments."

- P. Ovalle

11. "I didn't say anything... I wanted her to enjoy the attention."

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"One day, a woman was walking very confidently through the university, and everyone was looking at her, because her dress had ridden up because of her backpack! I didn't say anything... I wanted her to enjoy the attention."

- Y. García

12. "She was with my boyfriend at the time and then I went back with him some time afterwards."

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"For a long time I was angry with my best friend and I'm sure I said awful things that I've already blocked from my mind. She was with my boyfriend at the time (we were 13) and then I went back with him some time afterwards. At the time, she and I loved and respected each other, so we talked about it and we know that we were both wrong in many things. We're more than a fight over a man, and we know how to forgive and love each other. Our friendship will last our whole lives."

- B. Aranda

13. "I wanted her to know that she shouldn't mess with me."

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"I stole her boyfriend just to walk around with him in front of her and then I dumped him. I just wanted her to know that she shouldn't mess with me."

- T. Correa

14. "I sent my ex's ex a fake ultrasound."

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"I sent positive pregnancy tests and a (fake) ultrasound to my ex's ex... She can't have children."

- I. Enciso

15. "Do you feel lonely? I'm willing to fulfill your fantasies..."

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"I posted her picture and cell phone number on several groups with this text: “Do you feel lonely? I'm willing to fulfill your fantasies, absolute flexibility and discretion."

- K. Salas

17. "I made up that she had an STD."

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"I made up that she had an STD so that the guy who wanted to go out with her would go out with me. u_u I feel ashamed."

- H. Hamdam

This post was translated from Spanish.

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