Wednesday, February 3, 2010

80% Of School Fights Are Girls

From CBS:

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBS) Two teenage girls went at it.
Two adults allegedly watched and another minor videotaped the whole thing in Louisiana. The fight popped up on YouTube more than a week ago. Days later, in Lowell, Mass., local authorities discovered similar videos online and said local educators report about 80 percent of school fights are now girl against girl.
We plugged in "girl fight" on YouTube and 267,000 videos popped up. Under them you'll find pages of comments from viewers all over the world.

(D.R.)-- This is clearly a trend that has changed since I was in high school in the '70's. I mean, I remember a couple of girls that could kick a guy's ass, but I don't remember a single girl fight.
Does this mean that boys are fighting less?


Charles James said...

Hi, DR:

Maybe this means nature is taking a view that since women want equality that they would change the yin into yang and yang into yin, i.e. girls becoming more volatile and men more peaceable.

As you know by the I Ching the universe is governed by balance so if the balance of men and women toward violence is changing then men naturally have to balance it out by becoming less volatile.


Dojo Rat said...

Good observation Charles.
I guess equal rights makes for equal amount of fights?
-Still wonder if there are less fights among boys...

Scott said...

I went to CBS to watch the fights and read the article. Typically the "experts" are clueless as to why this is happening or what to do about it.
I think you ask a good question, are boy fights happening less? I don't know.
My take on it is that women are taking on types of responsibility and authority that were traditionally held by men. To do that they are having to learn to use physical boundaries in new ways, and how to "monkey dance." When we fought at school we always expected it to be broken-up before we got too much damage and we also avoided "dirty fighting" which could spark a future vendetta.
If girls want to be leaders, they'll have to learn these skills.

And Yeah, there are a lot more "mannies" around these days.

Sensei Strange said...

I work in education and I have noticed this too.

Steph said...

Girl on girl violence has definitely escalated in London since I was at school 15 years ago. There were no females crews go around mugging and sexually assaulting males and females then. There are also more females getting arrested for drunken violence.

btw Bob Patterson asked me to ask you about sticking nails in your dick?

Dojo Rat said...

And to think that you sounded like such a nice lady.

Once upon a time said...

The female is usually the more deadly of the species, and the current sociological zeitgeist is to fetishize and glorify female/female violence and female/female sex. Women (who are not some separate alien species from men) have always had the capacity for violence towards others.