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Kirtland Community College Library BF 723 .A35 S56 2011 30775305544380 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780547520193
  • ISBN: 0547520190
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 412 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Mariner books edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-386) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The hidden culture of aggression in girls -- Intimate enemies -- The truth hurts -- BFF 2.0, cyber bullying and cyberdrama -- She's all that -- The bully in the mirror -- Popular -- Resistance -- Parents speak -- Helping her through drama, bullying, and everything in between -- Raising kids in a digital age -- The road ahead for educators and administrators.
Summary, etc.: There is little sugar but lots of spice in journalist Rachel Simmons's brave and brilliant book that skewers the stereotype of girls as the kinder, gentler gender. Odd Girl Out begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what Simmons calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression." The author, who visited 30 schools and talked to 300 girls, catalogues chilling and heartbreaking acts of aggression, including the silent treatment, note-passing, glaring, gossiping, ganging up, fashion police, and being nice in private/mean in public. She decodes the vocabulary of these sneak attacks, explaining, for example, three ways to parse the meaning of "I'm fat."--Amazon.
Subject: Aggressiveness in girls
Bullying Prevention
Cyberbullying Prevention
Girls Psychology
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