Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

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REVISED AND UPDATED
WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND
HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE   When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.  
 

About Rachel Simmons

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RACHEL SIMMONS, best-selling author of Odd Girl Speaks Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, is an educator and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. A Rhodes Scholar, she has appeared on Today, Oprah, and other major shows, including her own PBS special, and writes frequently for Teen Vogue.www.rachelsimmons.com
 
Published April 1, 2003 by Mariner Books. 301 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Self Help, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Using dirgelike music and noir effects, "Odd Girl Out," which appears tonight on Lifetime, explores the sinister side of the story told in "Mean Girls," last year's comedy film about girls' inhumanity to girls.

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Publishers Weekly

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This sequel to the controversial bestseller Odd Girl Out compiles pseudonymous accounts of bullying, backstabbing and other nastiness that girls say they have suffered or perpetrated on other girls, intercut with brief commentary from political scientist Simmons.

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Although more than 16 years have passed, Rhodes Scholar Simmons hasn't forgotten how she felt when Abby told the other girls in third grade not to play with her, nor has she stopped thinking about her own role in giving Noa the silent treatment.

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Simmons’s lead in Odd Girl Out, though, all I’d need to do is go around and ask the kind of questions that would elicit the answers I’d like to hear in order to support my theories at a statistically insignificant number and highly biased sampling of schools.

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Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons is about the "hidden culture of aggression in girls."

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