One of my pet peeves is when arguments or rivalries between women are called “catfights.” It diminishes the women involved and dismisses their reasons for feuding as mere gendered jealousy, rather than legitimate beefs over concrete issues. A knock-down, drag-out professional grudge between grownups should be respected — or at least enjoyed from the sidelines. So grab some popcorn and peruse our list of 10 great professional grudges between women, from the six-decade rivalry between 90-something actress sisters, to the domestic divas who can’t stand to be at the same restaurant, to the writer who delivered one of the greatest insults of all time on national television. Just don’t call ‘em catfights.
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