"Bitches." That was how one woman described her previous female bosses when she approached Andrea Kramer, a lawyer and author, after a talk Kramer had given about women in the workplace. These bosses had been so awful, the woman said, that she would now only work for men.

When challenged as to why the women had been so much worse than male managers, there was silence. "I thought she was unconscious," laughs Kramer. In fact, the woman was experiencing an epiphany: she realised that the women had treated her just as the men did but she had judged them more

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