Re: More on Alpha Females
- Try NOW.org always a good source of venom
-- In howardpubliced@y..., "joan_pontius" <joan_pontius@y...> wrote:
> when is someone going to write a mean book
> about the mean people who are writing mean book
> reviews about the mean books about the mean girls
> who are mean to people in jr. highschool.
> -- In howardpubliced@y..., "bobrosebrough21045"
> <bobrosebrough21045@y...> wrote:
> > Suzanne Fields
> > Mean girls in the mean streets of middle school
> > http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com -- MEAN girls, maybe meaner than
> > are in. The Feminine Mystique was a revolutionary guide book forlives.
> > would-be feminists about how to rebel against their mothers'
> > Mean girls have boomer moms. A mean girl just wants to be her ownguile.
> > man.
> > A mean girl doesn't need testosterone. She's got bile without
> > She takes no prisoners in her pursuit of popularity. She'll staba
> > girl in the back, stick pins in a doll made up in her bestfriend's
> > image, and roar like a lioness. She's not satisfied to meow likea
> > pussycat.a
> > Mean girls, as described in the New York Times, are more little
> > witches than bitc-es, and you find them stirring the cauldron of
> > double trouble in, of all places, middle school. These girls have
> > Darwinian drive with unlimited energy for social climbing on theicy
> > path to popularity.in
> > A grown woman can be enraged by the guy who turns his back to her
> > bed, but his is a gentleman's gesture compared to the 11-year-oldcalled
> > girl who turns her back on her closest girlfriend, giving her the
> > silent treatment as she walks down the hall at school. Mean girls
> > make the battle between the sexes sound like a march for peace.
> > wars end at Waterloo (or Hiroshima).
> > The girls, known as Queen Bees, Alphas and RMG's (Really Mean
> > are writing the primer for succeeding socially in the mean streets
> > middle school, and naturally "help'' is on the way. There's a new
> > enterprise in helping a mean girl to give up her wicked, wicked
> > Rosalind Wiseman, for example, runs a nonprofit organization
> > the Empower Program, with classes in 60 schools. She teaches atthe
> > National Cathedral School, a private school in Washington foris
> > daughters of the rich, the powerful and the political. One class
> > devoted to learning how to apologize. (A few daddies and mommieswith
> > could take -- or teach -- that one.)
> > The idea is to get the popular girls to become more aware of
> > their "relational aggression'' and say "I'm sorry,'' even if they
> > really aren't. (''I shouldn't have called you a fat, ugly slut
> > red splotchy complexion. You're merely plump and flirty with
> > What we have here is the creation of just what we need, a whole
> > class of victims, the object of the popular girl's viciousness.Boyfriends
> > The title of Rosalind Wiseman's forthcoming book, "Queen Bees and
> > Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip,
> > and Other Realities of Adolescence,'' gives you the flavor of herlearned
> > themes. The approach sounds like a touchy-feely movement for
> > preadolescents, based on what their parents and grandparents
> > and unlearned in Esalen hot tubs. Next up, no doubt, will begirls
> > the "Greening of 'Tweens.''
> > Many schools hire outside "experts'' to teach topics such as
> > vs. girls, girls as foes, girls can be boys. We're coming fullteaches
> > circle, teaching mean girls to give up their nails and snails and
> > puppy-dog tails for sugar, spice and everything nice.
> > Treating the vixen has become an industry, the latest thing
> > in "social problems.'' "We are currently looking at relational
> > aggression like domestic violence 20 years ago,'' says Holly
> > Nishimura, assistant director of the Ophelia Project, which
> > girls to stop hurting each other. "Though it's not on the samenice
> > we believe that with relational aggression, the trajectory of
> > awareness, knowledge and demand for change will follow the same
> > track.''
> > What's this? Girl disses girlfriend equals man beats wife? Can a
> > government program be far behind?
> > We've just recently found out that the "self-esteem movement''
> > up a multitude of slothful habits parading as confidence and
> > a young person's abilities to achieve, and now here's the nicey-
> > movement to move bad behavior to a safe place behind theteacher's
> > back.Has
> > The New York Times juxtaposed its mean girls with a display of
> > femmes fatales, past and present, under the headline: "Goodness
> > Nothing to Do With It.'' Rose McGowan of WB's "Charmed,'' isknown
> > for playing bad girls on and off the screen. (She dated Marilyndon't
> > Manson.) "What I like about bad girls she says,'' is that they
> > know they're bad.'' Her role models are Lana Turner in "ThePostman
> > Always Rings Twice,'' the woman who persuades her lover to murderin
> > husband, and Ava Gardner in "Mogambo,'' photographed with a lion
> > movie where "the bad girl gets the man!''
> > What the mean girl learns is what women have always known, girls
> > girls is how women learn to fight other women to get the man. The
> > more things change the more they stay the same. Meow.
- --- In howardpubliced@y..., "bobrosebrough21045"
> Try NOW.org always a good source of venomTrue! Plus I can see how claims that women are
mean because they want to act like men or because
they want to get a man into bed would ruffle their furr.