Sex Roles, Vol. 52, Nos. 5/6, March 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-2685-2 Book Review Girlﬁghting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls. deconstructing the multiple factors at play in the Edited by Lyn Mikel Brown, New York, New development of girls’ social norms. It is meant to un- York University Press; 2003. 258 pp. US $27.95 dermine the persistent belief that girls and women (hardcover). are petty, catty, irrational, and mean by nature and the notion that girl-ﬁghting is a “natural” stage of de- velopment. Central to Brown’s theory is that boys’ The widespread popularity of the portrayal of (or men’s) power and girls’ (or women’s) subordina- girls as catty, backstabbing, competitive, and mean to tion is the reason why girls ﬁght with each other. Be- one another is disturbing. The prevalence of this im- cause girls are not encouraged to express their anger agery is increasingly apparent as recent movies such and frustration toward socially imposed gender in- as Mean Girls (2004, Paramount Pictures) showcase equalities, they are forced to take out their aggres- the indirect forms of aggression, such as social ex- sion on safer targets (i.e., other girls). When girls clusion, ridicule, and gossip, that girls sometimes use
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