Are Women Meaner Than Men?
When my teenager was a toddler, the rules for the mothers of daughters were fairly simple: Raise your girls to be strong and independent. By your own example, teach them to be respectful and to demand respect in return. And above all, tell them there are no limits to their aspirations in life, at least none based on gender alone. Ten years later, as my second daughter nears adolescence, “mean girls” are the icons of her generation, glaring examples of empowerment gone wrong.