I would never make a statement like, "I can't be friends with women." I love women. Aside from my husband, pretty much all my friends are women now. I like working with women better than working with men--of the people I work with, I highly prefer the women to the men. (Which is lucky, because I work with mostly women.)
That said, it occurred to me recently that of all the people I've worked with that I've had MAJOR issues with, like people who brought me to tears on a nearly daily basis, they were all women.
For example, there were two senior residents I worked with who were above and beyond mean to me. Jessica, my senior resident as an intern, was possibly the worst person I ever worked with. And then on OB/GYN, I worked with this evil little witch who was cruel for what seemed like the fun of it. I worked with a lot of male residents who were jerks and I didn't like them a whole lot, but none of them even came remotely close to those two women (or really, any of the residents on OB/GYN).
And then there was residency. There were a few male attendings who had a reputation for really being hated, but I didn't get along badly with any of them. My biggest clash was with a female attending, who came down on me really hard when I was struggling with some medical problems plus a death in the family.
When I first started working at my current job, I was in a different unit of the hospital. And I worked with this female secretary who used to literally make me cry a couple of times a week. As soon as I moved, I was much happier and I think it was largely because of this one toxic person.
As I said in the beginning, I generally prefer working with females. But it is interesting that all the really horrible people I've worked with have been female.
*No, I'm not talking about the Australian Band