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Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls' Violence Paperback – August 4, 2006
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"This book provides solid insights and suggestions as to steps we must take to address girl violence before it gets out of hand. I applaud the authors’ work, commitment, and their heartfelt and practical advice."
—From the Foreword by Janet Reno
"This book is a much-needed wake-up call for everyone who still believes that violence is something girls just don’t do. Parents and teachers both will be grateful for its insights into how to identify negative influences and what adults can do to help."
—Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund
"A timely book! The authors warn of the distressing increase in violence among girls. Their recommendations can help parents and policymakers stem the tide of this frightening trend."
—Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, Massachusetts
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by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak
Publisher: Jossey-Bass (May 18, 2005) ISBN: 0787975710
This is another awful book on girls that should make the authors
and academics who endorsed it deeply ashamed. Packed with
sweeping stereotypes demeaning young people and mangled,
secondhand statistics, this book is another example of the fear and
hostility American adults today hurl at adolescents.
Rather than repeat my statistical criticisms of James Garbarino's
identical See Jane Hit (see my review for specifics) and the
avalanche of cloned books stigmatizing teens today as
hyperviolent, mean, and soulless, I will be blunt: These attacks on
young people amount to little more than grownup name-calling and
bullying of the sort their authors purport to deplore.
Let me buttress that charge with a simple question neither these
authors nor any others address: Why aren't they deploring the
"epidemic of violence" perpetrated by THEIR OWN, older age
Over the last 25 years, the FBI reports that violent crime rates
among MIDDLE-AGERS (ages 35 to 54--the parents of today's
teens) exploded: 217,000 arrests for violent felonies and
misdemeanors in 1980, 543,000 in 2004. In fact, 40-agers
constitute our fastest growing violence arrest group, with rates
rising two to three times faster than for teenaged girls.Read more ›
Too bad it didn't live up to the hype. Far to many repeats of already stated information...the book was like reading in circles.
By far the most unforgiveable crime was the lack of examples provided. Several introductory pieces were used...all of about 4 or 5. Granted, my main reason for reading this book was to read the sensational horror stories, but the book completely bailed on providing us voyeuristic readers that guilty pleasure! I was also curious about the relationship of violence in regards to feminism and the new "Sheroes" of pop culture such as Buffy, The Bride from Kill Bill and other mentions (Alias, Catwoman, etc.) but they were lightly (and I'm talking a few, faint sentences) touched upon.