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NeedhamPatch: Lecture Teaches Parents ‘Girls Will be Girls’

Lecture Teaches Parents ‘Girls Will be Girls’
Hundreds of people packed Newman Elementary School last night to witness ParentTalk’s special event on raising daughters.
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Sources for Information and Research about Girls and Women

Sources for Information and Research about Girls and Women
Provided by JoAnn Deak
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Don’t Wannabe Mean, Just Wannabe Meaningful

Don’t Wannabe Mean, Just Wannabe Meaningful
JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Author of GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS

What I’m worried about is the present swing of the pendulum in the direction of looking at girls as a subset of boys, and not as a subset of the human species. Two of the most popular recent books –and subsequently a vast array of media attention — have depicted the school life of adolescent girls as a female type of Columbine. The main difference is in the choice of weapons: instead of fists and guns, girls use their mouths and words to create a cruel and harassing social hierarchy.

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