I'm a woman and I absolutely can't stand this behavior.
I'm not a feminist by any means, but I seriously feel like women who behave like this in the workplace set us back a 100 years. If women want to be seen as equals or divert from negative connotations this needs to be seriously address.
I use to see this this all the time when I was younger in my previous jobs and I couldn't stand it when my female co-workers would come to work crying over their personal life or because another co-worker made them feel a certain way. They would file reports with HR over other women gossiping about them, all the while they would also gossip in the break room about the person they were reporting. They would bickering with each other over conflict of ideas that had nothing to do with the task at hand. You get the idea?
As a woman it's embarrassing, especially when my boss or my superiors were men. It really made me think about how they saw it. They probably saw them as docile fragile creatures that had to react over everything and the smallest little inconvenience set them into a whirlwind. I know that's how I see them.
It bothered me the most because in the same breath these women would talk about how independent and feminist they are. How they can do anything men can. When in reality they weren't aware of how their actions further support the stereotypes that women are fragile, they don't deal well with things under pressure, they have nothing better to do with their time and minds than gossip, they're neurotic and hysterical beings of the lesser sex. Again you get the idea. Maybe that's also why I don't like TRH? but that's for another post.