Monthly Archives: March 2002

“Girls just want to be mean”

In Margaret Talbot’s (quite long, but very good) New York Times article, she surveys the world of teenage girls’ “relational aggression”–the way they lash out at their peers psychologically. Whereas boys are physically cruel to each other, the thinking goes, girls manipulate and gossip about their enemies. Talbot’s conclusion: “Girls Just Want to Be Mean.”