OP with personal horrible women stories here. I wasn't talking about bosses, I was talking women I have worked with in a professional setting. And I got no problem with assertive people (men or women), I'm talking actual horrible experiences. Like the time I was party to a a female coworker telling her direct reports "We got to get this guy fired, he is useless. If he isn't gone in a week, I'm going to say he is sexually harassing me - that ought to get him out of here. You all will back me up, right?" Yes, I reported her to HR. It didn't change anything. Well, we did get rid of the useless guy at the next review, because he was bad at his job. I got several more stories like that. I'm not saying all women are horrible, just in my experience, I see truly appalling behavior more from women than men. It is possible it is my bias, although that would be deeply subconscious, since I am a women in a professional setting who puts effort toward both gender and race equality in the workplace.