Competition can bring out the worst in people and woman can feel isolated and outnumbered. One woman scored very well in her classes and a group of her classmates began making very obvious comments about why, exactly, she had scored so well. So, she decided to say something.
Background: I'm (F23) one of only a few female students in a male dominated course. Furthermore, I am at a highly prestigious university and I haven't really gotten along with the guys on my course.
They are all very competitive and I just don't really enjoy their company - everything turns into a p*ssing contest, and they definitely take me less seriously because I'm a woman.
I stopped interacting with them beyond the mere minimum, and choose to hang out with other people.