Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Op-Ed Contributors - The Myth of Mean Girls - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors - The Myth of Mean Girls - NYTimes.com:

IF nine South Hadley, Mass., high school students — seven of them girls — are proved to have criminally bullied another girl who then committed suicide, as prosecutors have charged, they deserve serious legal and community condemnation.

However, many of the news reports and inflamed commentaries have gone beyond expressing outrage at the teenagers involved and instead invoked such cases as evidence of a modern epidemic of “mean girls” that adults simply fail to comprehend.

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