Friendshipable

53: Power of female friendships

September 23, 2022 Terri + Manya Season 2 Episode 31
Friendshipable
53: Power of female friendships
Show Notes

From Project BFF HQ, Terri + Manya riff about the power of female friendships and how it appears that women are genetically wired for friendships in a different way than men.

According to a UCLA study, women were genetically wired to befriend and tend to people in times of stress, while men were more likely to exhibit a fight or flight response. And across their entire life cycle, females are more likely to mobilize social support in times of stress--they seek it out more, receive more support, and are more satisfied with the support they receive.

"Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses – pretty but designed to SLOW women down."
- Roxanne Gay, Bad Feminist

Resources:

Why there's nothing in the world more powerful than female friendship, in Glamour UK
Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females, UCLA

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