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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Orchid Press (June 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981972608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981972602
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rebecca Cantrell on March 4, 2010
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Thank God somebody finally wrote an honest book about this. I've suffered terribly at the hands of other women all my life but felt guilty about talking about it because I was a Feminist. I didn't know how to conceptualize what had happened to me and secretly hated other women. Reading it was incredibly healing and I'd recommend it to anyone, woman or man, Feminist or not. Our society sets women up as "purity symbols" and discourages them from acting in ways that tarnish their image. This forces women to manipulate and hide their true feelings. I believe the only way forward for people trying to change the world is to deal honestly with human nature, female and male. The truth about what we end up doing to each other in this society is the first step toward change.
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As a male, I found this book to be so informative. It not only allows for a better understanding of what the social world of women is like, but also gives a new perspective for anyone, male or female, who has had issues handling interpersonal relationships. A definite must read for anyone interested in gender issues.
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I ordered this book after reading rave reviews of it on Amazon.com. I thought it would be a rather academic book written in an objective tone and summarizing formal research by the authors. Unfortunatey it was not. The main theme of the text is that
hurtful behavior between women is rooted in self hate. The authors spend many pages citing cultural/societal influences that
demean women and, in their view, contribute to that self hate. I am in my 60's and found these pages to be statements of the obvious -- things any aware, intelligent woman in American society can easily enough discern on her own without a need for this book. I also found the writing to be boring and repetitious in many places. The brain research as of 2009 was contained in a few pages and interesting, but one can get current information online. I cannot recommend this book to anyone frugal. I believe you will find much more professional material in other texts.
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This book should be required reading for adolescent girls with the guidance of their mothers or an adult mentor, as well as by women dealing with difficulties with their adult friendships or relationship with co-workers, etc. It truly helped me to understand the 'why'of certain behaviors with a new-found compassion between girls and women in general. It gave me the courage to end an adult friendship in a non-hurtful manner that was not healthy for me. I'd highly recommend this book.
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An excellent and well written/explained read of a difficult
and oft times unresolved question
that afflicts a majority of girls and women
who are 'left out', bullied, ostracicized, harrassed
and demeaned by 'their sisters'(gender)

Reading this book will not 'even up the playing field' and eradicate
the cultural/social basis for the historical acts of debasing that
is routine among girls and women,

but it offers comfort in one's understanding the 'why' and hopefully
removes the internalized question that absords...nay 'rules' females
as they struggle with their self worth and images...

All young girls can benefit from reading this book
and
to be reminded as they grow into women
to demonstrate kindness to all 'sisters'.
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This book is absolutely a must-read for every woman of all ages! This book shed so much light on why women degrade, belittle, compete with and betray each other. It was an eye opening experience for me. The book, at first glance, seems to be a manual on how to deal with other women's devious tactics, but that is not the point of the book at all. Through stories and careful dissection of behaviors, interwoven with societal pressures/contributors, the authors detail what we are doing to ourselves (women vs. women) and how it is perpetuated by societal agendas/customs. This book did more to explain the issues between women than any other book I have ever read. I cannot stress enough how important this book is for EVERY woman to read for herself and to read to her daughter, her cousin, her mother, her sister, her friends...

This book is not about how to survive a demon woman or a group of them, this book is about recognizing what we are doing to each other and why and how to break the cycle. I plan on buying several copies for Christmas gifts in an effort to spread the word to all of the fabulous women in my life (sisters, cousin, friends...) about how we can finally end the hurtful competitiveness and act of maliciousness towards each other (women vs. women).

We finally have no excuse not to recognize how our behavior affects other women...some of the findings are absolutely shocking and quite saddening...but there is hope and we don't have to continue putting on a show for the sake of seeming like the best, the sexiest, the whatever superlative you want to insert here...

Rebecca
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Mean Girls, Meaner Women was such a useful and enlightening read. After experiencing first hand the pain of watching my child go through middle school hurts, this book gave me the knowledge and understanding of why girls, and why women, do what they do. It created such a useful dialogue between my daughter and me. I have since spoken very highly to many other women, helping to explain the pains they too have experienced as a Mom, a friend and even as a girl. A must read, even if you don't have children.
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