When faced with a confronation boys will often physically fight and then shake hands. The winner gains a pained respect from the loser, alpha status is established, and everyone learns to accept their place in the hierarchy system.
Girls, not so much.
Girls – even Mean Girls – typically do not like to physically fight; even when the adrenaline is rushing they know it will be intolerable to become the loser simply because someone else is stronger. Revenge becomes the weapon of choice. Revenge can be subtle or bombastic, obvious or covert. Mean Girls shows us it will Continue reading What Mean Girls Can Teach Us About Revenge.