Cliques.

‘The good book says we must suppress / The good book says we must confess / But who cares what the good book says / ‘Cause now she’s taking off her dress / Catholic school girls rule’

DIES VENERIS PRID. NON. MART. MMDCCLII A.U.C. | XIX
Photographer: Angelica Tynan
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We need to give girls credit for the sophistication of their social structures. Our best politicians & diplomats can’t match a girl who understands the social intrigue & political landscape that lead to power. Cliques are sophisticated, complex & multilayered, & every girl has a role within them. However, positions in cliques aren’t static. A girl can lose her position to another girl, & she can move up & down the social totem pole. ¹

Athena. Medusa. Girl-on-girl violence.

Meet me at the bleachers, ‘cause there can only be one.

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¹ Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees & Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, & Other Realities of Adolescence (New York: Crown, 2002), 86-87.

Self-portrait manipulated in GIMP.
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2012-Feb-12


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