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Mean Girls

Not Another Teen Story

Kristie Ko | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Kristie Ko

In preparation for high school, I visualized the cliques, wondered about my popularity, and, ultimately, braced myself for the cruelty that is known in popular culture as The High School Experience.

Carolyn Gregoire

Bullied Girls Speak Out in New Film | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Gossip, rumors, backstabbing, betrayal, love triangles, drama, jealousy and manipulation. No, this isn’t an episode of Gossip Girl. It’s the real ...

Girls and Bullying

Christine Bork | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Think of the most hurtful things anyone has ever done to you. Now think of being forced to face those things every day. Now imagine facing all that as a little girl.

Mean Girls

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Why do we need to hurt, put down, insult, and otherwise belittle others to make ourselves feel good? I'm sure there are many, many answers and reasons to the broad societal issue of bullying, but with girls, there seems to be an additional impetus.

When Your Child is the Bully

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2011 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Bullying is a particularly vexing characteristic to correct because we often don't see it -- or, we don't want to see it. No one wants to believe their own child can be mean.

Four Reasons Millennial Women Adore Tina Fey

Jessica Massa | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Tina Fey has become an incomparable role model for today's young women, intentional or not. How has she won us over? What is she teaching us? Why can't we Millennials get enough of her? Tina, we bow down to you.

Lindsay Lohan Quickly Released From Jail

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 06.22.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail Friday night, just hours after she was sentenced to 120 days for violating he...

The Devil Wears Puma: When Mediocrity and Ambition Collide

Shaena Henry | Posted 06.11.2011 | Style
Shaena Henry

Anyone who works in the fashion industry can confirm that The Devil Wears Prada is a piece of non-fiction work. At some point in our careers, we all ...

Middle school is tough on friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we're in middle school. This new charter school opened u...

The 'Mean Girls' Obsession -- As if Women Were the Ones Starting Wars

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

Categorizing women is often used as a way to limit their opportunities further. If we start bandying "mean girls" around as if it's a valid category, we inadvertently imbue it with legitimacy.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Woman...

From Gamma Girls to Queen Bees: The Illusion of a Label

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rosalind Wiseman

By superficially labeling girl's and women's actions, Laura Sessions Stepp misses the larger implications and trivializes women's behavior and relationships.

Why Can't Some Women Let The 'Mean Girls' Myth Go?

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Sometimes I despair over women's opinions about women. How can females move upward if they're always tearing each other down?

Hey Washington Post: Mean Girls Have Nothing to Do With Age

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

Women putting down other women doesn't stop after high school. We're smarter, more developed, and more capable of bringing each other down verbally and psychologically.

Top 10 friendship dilemmas of 2010

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Friendships, even very good ones, typically change over time. But the "rules" or etiquette on how to best adapt to a changed friendship are often murk...

Don't Be a Tactless B*tch and Other Tips for Great Style

Rebecca Macatee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rebecca Macatee

The only really bad fashion is making someone else feel bad about what they're wearing. Let's cut out this Mean Girls adult bullying nonsense.

The New Political "Mean Girls"

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

I feel bad for the politically-conservative women of the Tea Party who haven't gotten past the high school behavior most of us hated. It takes too much energy to keep that whole "mean girl" shtick going in the real world.

CNN, PEOPLE Magazine, and Cartoon Network Mount Major Campaign Against Bullying

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

As students settle into their new school year routines of homework, sports and friends, there is also a very serious trend that also tends to settle i...

Lindsay, Madonna, Emma and the Search for Control

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

What an eventful 24 hours! At least for me. Last night, I attended the 25th Anniversary screening of the iconic 80's film Desperately Seeking Susan ...

Are Girls Really Meaner?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

So what's the scoop with girls being mean to other girls and this later translating into women being mean to other women?

Is Facebook Creating the Next Generation of Buttheads?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stanley Bing

Anybody who knows a teen knows what I'm talking about. Facebook is an arena where lions and hyenas prowl, looking for dinner. Bullies rule. Of course, as always, it's easy to blame the medium. The medium is not to blame.

Lindsay Lohan Joins Millions of Unemployed -- Again

Yelena Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Yelena Shuster

Before you became a crotch-flashing, drug-induced mess, you were kind of my teen actress idol. Little did I know you would never be able to contain your sexuality and fame in a way that would ever be healthy...or allow you to keep a job!

Michelle Obama, Sarah Pain, Obesity and The Mean Girls

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

By trying to help childhood-chubbies lose weight, Michelle Obama may well be compounding the abuse they receive by adding a moral scolding from on high.

'Fake Prom' Parents: Despicable

Michelle Lamar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lamar

To the parents of Itawamba, MS high school who were involved in the "fake prom" hoax, I just want to say that I hope you rot in hell.

They Called Her an Irish Slut: Phoebe Prince

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Blake Fleetwood

More than 3,000 teens kill themselves each year; 250,000 attempt suicide. More teenagers and young adults die of suicide than from cancer, heart dise...