Most women across the world are wired to recognize when a fellow female is in danger or in need of some nonjudgmental assistance.
So much of being a woman is such a universal experience that most women across the world are wired to recognize when a fellow female is in danger or in need of some nonjudgmental assistance. This was demonstrated in a viral Reddit thread a few years ago when thousands of r/AskReddit community members responded to this query by u/YeerLord591: "Girls of Reddit what is an unspoken rule of Girl Code?"
Here are the top 25 unspoken "girl code" rules shared by Reddit users:
"If a girl is being harassed or you overhead someone else planning to do something to her you don't leave her alone. I was on the bus once and this random girl came up to me and hugged me. As she did so, she whispered to me and said the group of guys in the back was talking about jumping me and my group of friends for our phones. I will forever thank that girl.
One girl was being catcalled on the train and the guy wouldn't leave her alone. So I sat next to her and began making small convo as if we were friends. The guy eventually left. Never leave each other alone." — bettyboopvenom
"You help other women who seem to be in trouble. When I was a teenager my mom and I went to Walmart to get groceries. We split up to save time and a man started stalking me through the aisles. I finally got out to the main area and saw a lady with two kids. Walked right up to her and stood as close as possible. She was confused but when I made a motion at the guy, she understood. She loudly thanked me for getting the milk and called me honey. Also referred to her son as my brother. Once the guy left she stayed with me until I saw my mom, and then stayed where she was until I got to my mom and motioned that I was okay. That lady deserves an award for helping me that day." — DreamGirl3
"My personal unspoken rule is to keep an eye on other girls' drinks when you are at the bar. Even if I don't know them. I have asked random strangers to keep an eye on mine and they are always like, 'GIRL YES we have to look out for each other!'" — Yellow_Wood_Wanderer
"Human wall any girl if the only option is to pee in public." — GuaidonAye
"Check over that message she is going to send to the guy she likes to see if it sounds okay. Some communications require a group effort." — slstark2896
"Tell her when you see him cheating, snap a picture for proof if you can. I've lost friends for this but I'll still do it every time." — scarlettcrush
"If another female asks if they look fat the answer is always 'no' followed by a compliment." — 23cacti
"Do not post group pictures on social media with friends unless everyone involved knows and approves of the said pic." — scarlettcrush