At the hands of the "mean girls"
Gathers, Elizabeth Jean
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This paper explores the kinds of bullying that most affect girls in secondary schools and the ways that bullying affects their lives both personally and academically. Young women are mostly affected by nonphysical bullying, such as teasing, sexual harassment, and exclusion from social groups. While some male students may respond to bullying with physical means (as in the recent school shootings including those at Columbine and Red Lake High Schools), female students more often respond emotionally, experiencing drops in grades in school attendance, academic performance, and self esteem.