Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
On Sale: August 3, 2011
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When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically
aggressive, we can't avoid noticing their bad behavior. But
it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in
girls--the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion
from the group-that send girls home crying.
In Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons focuses on these
interactions and provides language for the indirect
aggression that runs through the lives and friendships of
girls. These exchanges take place within intimate
circles--the importance of friends and the fear of losing
them is key. Without the cultural consent to express their
anger or to resolve their conflicts, girls express their
aggression in covert but damaging ways. Every generation of
women can tell stories of being bullied, but Odd Girl Out
explores and explains these experiences for the first time.
Journalist Rachel Simmons sheds light on destructive
patterns that need our attention. With advice for girls,
parents, teachers, and even school administrators, Odd Girl
Out is a groundbreaking work that every woman will agree is
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