Today’s mean girls are like the past generation of passive-aggressive women on steroids and it can start as early as 4 years old. Read More
Given the propensity of men who stalk, control, domineer, psychologically manipulate and torture their partners and families, and sexually, mentally and physically harass, bully and assault other girls, boys men and women I'm not sure that girls are more likely to engage in relational aggression than boys. I think the term 'mean girls' stems from the sexist notion of females as 'bitches'. Perhaps we need the term 'mean boy' to take into account the not uncommon phenomenon of nasty, mean, 'bitchy' boys.
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Caroline Presno, Ed.D. is a freelance writer, author, and mom of a 4 year-old girl.
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