Five years I was stalked by a female acquaintance who I'd known for less than 6 months.
What triggered her was my backing away from her due to the feeling of her trying to "smother" me with unwanted attention. She graffitied my car,slashed my tyres,went on a smear campaign and attempted to pick my child up from school. What was equally traumatic was the response from police and "friends" who doubted my experiences and seemed to think I must have done something to provoke her, The Police acted as if it was merely some kind of 'cat fight.'
Yes, women are just as capable of harassment and stalking as men.