June 15, 2004

The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male?

Don't disrespect the sisters.

I would've expected an article about fighting tendencies and girls/young adults to be about hair pulling. Not quite what this one says.
For both girls and boys, the most common reason for a fight was teasing or "being disrespected." In contrast to incidents between boys, clashes between girls were more often a recurrence of a previous fight.

Compared to boys, violence among girls was more likely to occur at home and it was more likely a family member would intervene to stop the violence.

The study also found weapons were present more often in incidents involving at least one girl and that girls were more likely than boys to be injured by a weapon, especially blunt objects such as sticks or rocks.
I've never fought anyone - never had to, kind of a peacekeeping type anyway. Well, okay, except for insulting perfect strangers for their behavior that might damage my person (like those idiots who smoke right next to the gas pump...perfect example). Still, no real altercations. I'm trying to imagine angering someone so much that a full-on fight would ensue. Not bad in my 8-14 year-old period of life. Worst that happened was a bunch of girls calling me a bitch at recess in the 5th grade. I got over it.

Any violence issues for you guys during that time period?


Posted by hln at June 15, 2004 07:42 PM | General News | TrackBack

To this day I still cringe - when I was in 8th grade (what is that... age 14 or thereabouts) there was a girl in my last hour class who just hated me with a passion. I never did know why. After all, I was just this nerd, and she as cute and popular.

Anyhow, she sat behind me in assigned seating, and one day after class, she got close behind me and kicked me in the calf and told me she was going to be waiting to fight me when I left school. So, being the coward that I am - I ran for the bus.

She never did fight me, and the next year I didn't see her anymore. I heard she got pregnant and dropped out of school at 16. If I saw her now and she did the same thing, I'd probably just turn around and take her out right there - but I'm much meaner now than I was then. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at June 15, 2004 10:05 PM

I had one fight in my life. I was in 8th grade at the time. I got a fat lip, he got a black eye. I didn't much enjoy the pain, so I never resorted to blows again.

Now I just cut loose with strings of profanity that would make R. Lee Ermey blush.

Posted by: Harvey at June 16, 2004 09:57 AM