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It's a girl's world : A documentary about social bullying

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Author
Kennedy, Paul
Glazier, Lynn
Corporate Author
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Date Published
2004
Material Type
DVD
Call Number
BF 637.B85 I84
Health Unit
Thunder Bay
Author
Kennedy, Paul
Glazier, Lynn
Corporate Author
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Location
Toronto On
Publisher
CBC Ideas Transcripts
Date Published
2004
Physical Description
3 sound discs (ca. 180 min.) : digital
Subject
Adolescence
Teens
Abstract
What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office .
Part I:
Social aggression in girls is now being studied for the first time after decades of research on physical bullying among boys. Research conducted around the world shows that girls everywhere are motivated to use their closest relationships as weapons, regardless of class, race or family background. Why do girls resort to covert tactics like shunning, exclusion, eye rolling and rumour mongering to win and keep their place in the social hierarchy? Through insightful commentary from leading North American experts and an insiders view into the workings of a clique of ten-year-old girls, the foundation of the hidden culture of aggression in girls and hopes to combat it through challenging societal attitudes are explored.
Part II:
What are the costs when society insists that “catty” behaviour is normal, natural and expected from girls? Fourteen-year-old Dawn-Marie Wesley paid the ultimate price when she killed herself to escape the persistent social torment of her friends. She named 3 girls in her suicide note resulting in criminal charges and a precedent setting court case. This is a cautionary tale for every player in a social dynamic that can easily spiral out of control. Through exclusive interviews with Dawn-Marie’s family, closest friends and one girl convicted of criminally harassing her, a startlingly complex picture of denial, blame, guilt and a continuing struggle to heal emerges.
Part III:
New evidence suggests that women pack up their social baggage from childhood and tote it to the office with their briefcases. Professional relationships among women at work are mired in the same dynamics that propelled them into hurtful behaviours in their younger years. Now the stakes are higher – their career is on the line. More than that, the male -dominated organizational structures of the workplace may actually foster resentment, cut-throat competition and power struggles among female bosses and their employees. After four decades of feminist efforts and hard won parity with men, a woman’s success may well come at the expense of her own sex.
ISBN
0660193086
Material Type
DVD
Health Unit
Thunder Bay
Call Number
BF 637.B85 I84
Collection
Teaching Collection

Copies

TBDHU library 1 copy Thunder Bay Available for loan On Loan, due Friday, July 5, 2019
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