Resource: Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Website: Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Author: Simmons, R.
ISBN: 0151006040 & 978-0151006045
Organization: Harcourt
Year: 2002
Description: This book by Rachel Simmons, begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what the author calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression." Simons, who visited 30 schools and talked to 300 girls, presents clear-cut strategies for parents, teachers, and girls who resist them.

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