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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,602 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Simmons Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically aggressive, we can't avoid noticing their bad behavior. But it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in girls: the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion from the group, that send girls home crying.

In Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons focuses on these interactions and provides language for the indirect aggression that runs through the lives and friendships of girls. These exchanges take place within intimate circles, the importance of friends and the fear of losing them is key. Without the cultural consent to express their anger or to resolve their conflicts, girls express their aggression in covert but damaging ways. Every generation of women can tell stories of being bullied, but Odd Girl Out explores and explains these experiences for the first time.

Journalist Rachel Simmons sheds light on destructive patterns that need our attention. With advice for girls, parents, teachers, and even school administrators, Odd Girl Out is a groundbreaking work that every woman will agree is long overdue.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eclarep | 2/6/2014

    " I lived this book in high school. I was the odd girl out in an all girl school. Luckily, people grow up and life is so much more than what happens in high school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 2/5/2014

    " Girls, and the women they become, are nuts. The things they value most are personal relationships, the things they fear most are losing personal relationships, and so the things they destroy are personal relationships. And apparently they do this because they lack the language to say how they feel, and the cultural permission to be angry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diana | 1/23/2014

    " Though I only got 1/2 way through this book, I really appreciated this uncommon discussion of the unique pressures and behaviors of young women. It made me want to revisit movies like Heathers or Mean Girls, now thinking more deeply about how society often allows girls to mistreat one another because it's more easily hidden. Before I give this back to my sister-in-law, I may pull a few passages out to discuss with my students. Anyone fascinated by adolescence, sociology and/or gender norms should check this out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Lea | 1/20/2014

    " Girls are Bee-Atches! "

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