“Girls will be girls”…?

CNN recently did a piece on the six teenage girls from Florida who beat up another girl and filmed it — just so they could put it up on Youtube. The girls, ages 14 to 18, lured a 16 year old into one of their homes and beat her to the point where she needed to be hospitalized.

In today’s Well-Woman discussion, a peer ed mentioned that one of the assaulters’ parents commented that the act was merely a byproduct of media conditioning. The parent also dismissed the behavior by claiming that “girls will be girls.”

But as many other peer eds rightfully pointed out, there’s the commonly observed act of girls being catty to one another; and then there’s actual physical violence, which probably doesn’t fall into the same category of regular and acceptable behavior.

Read the CNN piece here.

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