Heard a lot lately about violent girls running amok in American towns and high school? Yup, us too. Thank goodness for Mike Males and Meda Chesney-Lind, who have actually done the research and determined that the “increased incidence” of girl aggression is all hype. Their thoughtful and reasoned analysis in the New York Times explains why this story continues to sell, year after year, despite all evidence to the contrary.
(credit for the image above: Lela Lee, from her stereotype-defying comic strip, Angry Little Girls)