Ask who is to blame? and who&#x2019;s side would you take?\n
go through all the roles of each character\nRegina George= aggressor\nGretchen Weiners and Karen are the girls in the middle\nAaron is the boy instigator. \nThe victims are the rest of the school that felt victimized by Regina George. \nWhen Katie becomes the new lead, regina is being bullied. All roles switch around.\n
The Media makes it seem like every girl has to be perfect, and look like models. \n
Mean Girls Relational AggressionAlli so n Wa n am a k er
THESISVicious teen girls are on the rise and becomingmore hurtful creating more and more targets.
personal relevanceI have experiencedbullying like most girlshave.I witness it every day inthe cafeteria.
What is relational aggression?Behavior that is intended to hurt someone byharming his or her relationships with others (Crick& Grotpeter, 1995)A form of aggression where the group is used as aweapon to assault others and others’ relationships.
Common relational aggressiongossipexclusionspreading rumorsexposing confidential informationlies and betrayal
Common relational aggression (cont.)IgnoringTeasing or hurtful comments aboutphysical appearancesHumiliationAttacks on sexuality
Common relational aggression (cont.)Alliance buildingClaiming disloyalty or untrustworthinessMaking threats to physically harm theother or the other’s possessions.Intimidation
Girls vs. boys bullyingtypical view of bully:huge football player stealinglunch moneygirl world bully: skinny, pretty and perfectBoys tend to be more physical while girls are sneakyand more emotionally hurtful.
RolesThe aggressor/ bullyThe targeted victimGirls in the middlesometimes, boy instigator
AggressorsAlso known as the “queen bees”, the RMGs, or thealpha girlsTypically walk into a room with a small entourageand tell other girls where to sit.Seem perfect, seem like they have a perfect life.
The victimwalk with heads downThey walk into a classroom aloneVery quiet
Girls in the middleThe pivotal groupThey are the girls who might alternately be victimsor aggressors, often choosing to be bullies becausethey do not want to be next.They do not know the power that they have.
Role of boys in Girl-Girl ConﬂictGirls learn early on to value relationships with boysover relationships with girls.classic conflict- girl who goes out with her bestfriend’s boyfriend, either before or after the bestfriend and boyfriend have broken up. What’s wrong with this picture?