Mean Girls? Really?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

I really don’t know how to process this article, but I find it very interesting and I think you will too.  Can it be true that women attempt to compete through social exclusion?  I mean, are we, as adult women, still acting like we’re in the third grade…or worse yet, high school?  Do we prove our worth and compete for social status through, being mean?  Does this mean that even as adults we’re all bullying one another as a means of competing?

Read the article linked below and let me know what you think.


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  1. Definitely there are many forms of MEAN. The GREED – for time, money and attention. Then there are the SELFISH who become mean by totally ignoring their fellow humans such as not acknowledging their presence, whether by not returning phone calls to driving extremely aggressively in traffic.

    • Yes, Ildiko, there are always “mean” people, but I have to tell you…I just don’t see it out there in women, per se. If you read the article, the “scientific” conclusion reached is that women obtain resources through exclusion. That’s a conclusion that seems flawed to me from the data. Instead, I think that women seek to obtain resources through teamwork and cooperation. While this is not true in all cases, of course, it is what I have mostly experienced – – and why I love our Luncheons so much. We work together to promote ourselves and one another – – and everyone is welcome!


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