Girl code is an unspoken set of rules that women follow when they’re interacting with other women. Everyone has their own version of it, but they tend to include standards we can all relate to. A thread on Reddit’s Ask Women has people sharing the girl code rules they always stick to in order to support one another and these are some of the best responses.
- "Letting them know if something's out of place, or if they have a boogie or crumb on their face, little stuff like that. It's not what you say; it's how you say it."
- "If you see someone hating on themselves, like really being mean to themselves, be kind and lift them up. A kind sister could change someone's life. Woman code: Help lift each other up. Don't compete."
- "Build up other women at work. Say things like, 'Sue is great at spreadsheets, let's ask them for help. They have mad people skills, let's ask for their advice.' Especially build up other women to management and to customers."
- "Never leave them alone at a party."
- "If a woman seems uncomfortable or is being approached by a creepy guy, [we're] instant besties, and I have to talk to them right this second, preferably between them and the creepy guy."
- "Always give a girl in need a tampon, even if they're your worst enemy."
- "Uplift women in the bathroom — be it helping a total stranger glue on their falsies, then wishing them a fabulous evening, fetching the over-turnt girlie some water, or giving the heartbroken chick a genuine compliment and a cig."
- "At a gas station late at night, I always wait 'til the only other girl there leaves."
- "There are never enough hands. Reach out to help when you see a woman who is overwhelmed in any way. It's always going to invite good karma back to you."
- "Usually, don’t date your best friend’s ex."
- "In addition to the other stuff mentioned, there's a mom code. You have a crying baby and your hands are full? Hand me the baby. Ran out of diapers and I have a spare? I'll give it to you. Need someone to talk to your 3-year-old for a minute while you change the baby? No problem, I'm right there."