British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Why are women doing it and why are we so offended by it? Mean Girls is on Radio 1Xtra on Wednesday 8 May at BST Or catch up at the station website That these words are uttered by teenage girls is somehow more shocking than if they were said by young men. According to the annual statistics of the Youth Justice Board, the number of violent offences committed by girls aged 10 to 17 has nearly doubled in three years.
There have been Girls fighting then have sex high-profile examples. Inthere was widespread disgust during the trial of four Girls fighting then have sex who kicked to death a barman on London's South Bank.
The court was Girls fighting then have sex that Chelsea O'Mahoney, 15 at the time, had filmed the attack on her phone and delivered the last kick "like a football" to Mr Morley's head. The following year Claire Marsh, 18, became one of the youngest women to be convicted of rape, after pinning down Girls fighting then have sex woman and encouraging a gang to participate in the assault in west London.
In a scrap These reports still jolt society in a post-feminist age, partly because they are so rare and partly because women are not expected to be aggressive.
It took years for women to be allowed to box For a group of teenage girls in south London aged 16 to 18, interviewed by Radio 1Xtra, violence is a part of everyday life.
It's usually based on territory, they say, and happens between their all-female group and other groups of girls from different estates, often preceded by verbal sparring, rumour and gossip. They usually just use fists, but have known bottles, knives and even pieces of wood to be brandished. Binge drinking and drugs are the main Girls fighting then have sex they give for getting physical.
One teenager with 20 violent offences to her name says: I know I Girls fighting then have sex but I can't help myself when I've had a drink. Offenders at New Hall female prison in West Yorkshire say they used to get into fights to impress older boys. And one talks about the adrenaline release of fighting: Even when I get hit myself I get a rush from it Teenage girl A study by criminologist Susan Batchelor, of the University of Glasgow contradicts previous thinking that unlike in men, for women it's a spontaneous lack of control for which they afterwards felt ashamed.
Her report suggests female displays of aggression have a function within a group. Making Sense of Madness and Badness. It's not all scratches and pulling hair They are innately less aggressive, whether by nature or nurture, which is why society reacts so strongly to it.
A lot more men are far more violent than her and given far lighter sentences. Generally we perceive women who don't fit into traditional roles in extreme terms. And the reasons for it - more destructive households and more alcohol abuse - are not peculiar to women. So we shouldn't necessarily be looking for reasons behind female aggression, he says, but asking why society as a whole seems to be tacitly encouraging violence.
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I witnessed all this in Aberdeen from the early s to mid 90s. Media evidence recently indicated the problem is still there, possibly worse.
Another factor was large queues in taxi ranks which acted as flashpoints. The perpetrators had strong working class accents and dressed in revealing High St fashions that might be called 'tarty'. Cheap drink and female economic independence plus confusing being the same as men to being equal to men, Girls fighting then have sex big factors.
Plus the young grow up knowing they can disrespect adults with impunity and it may also contribute to a culture of violence. Keith Mitchell, Dunfermline "Women are defined in terms of relationships.
If that's really true in Britain today, no wonder young women want to punch someone. Lizzie, London The number of children who are brought up in either a single parent family or under a sequence of temporary relationships is very large, and the impact is a lack of understanding of what real love is.
The greatest love is self-discipline, the ability to stick to principles and standards of behaviour, but to do that we need examples. In the past society - both the church and family - provided a strong moral code and discipline.
Today those influences are rare. Today we need self control, moral vision, and compassion.
Stephen, Leicester Post-feminist society? Is that why women are still more likely to live in poverty, on average earn a third less than men doing the same jobs and the aims of the Women's Liberation Conference still haven't been met?
Joanne Cole, London Poverty, neglect, boredom, alcohol abuse, lack of positive role models are killing our children's chance of a decent future. Girls fighting then have sex resort to violence because few people show they care about them. Teenagers are demonised and labelled as thugs for stupid things like wearing a hoodie.
No one takes the time to point out their strengths and encourage them. Youths are expected and sometimes encouraged to grow up before their time and worry about the latest gadget they should have.
If we all took more time with our kids and extended kindness to others, society wouldn't have half the problems we have. Heather, Worcester, Massachusetts, US It's quite telling that of the three images used in your article, two are from the soap Eastenders. Makes you wonder how many youths see this kind of fighting going on TV and just assume this is the norm. Wim Hollebrandse, South Wales I find it no more shocking to see a woman punch someone Girls fighting then have sex a man - it's all shocking.
They are all hitting out for the same reasons and they have more to do with the lack of good role models and respect closer to home, than on TV.
Not all Eastenders viewers are moved by Girls fighting then have sex or two fake slaps to run someone over - people need to stop blaming the media and start looking closer to home. Ruth, Swansea, Wales My daughter has been suspended twice due to her fighting boys.
One teacher who witnessed one of the assaults said it was one of the most ferocious she has ever witnessed.
Girls fighting then have sex It was myself who taught her to fight and I feel proud when she knocks lumps out of boys who taunt and bully her due to being "the weaker sex". Robin, Glasgow Women have always fought women, and attacked men. It was just laughed off or covered over.
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We simply no longer tolerate violence. As nobody is prepared to put up with "oh, that is what their class does, leave them to it" anymore, we hear of more of them in court.
Once the punishment is made to fit the crime, rather than outdated gender-bias which gives many women lighter sentences, such brawling will become as unusual as it is amongst men. And yes, Girls fighting then have sex is unusual compared to "the good old days". A fight every weekend night was standard in most pubs used by the industrial working class years ago. How many of us expect to see a pub fight these days, or have ever seen a real one?
As the UK has become less violent its population have become more depressed.
Is that the real story? Only truly happy when violent? Politeness is viewed as weakness. There is no decorum. I am also surprised by BBC News where words such Girls fighting then have sex "kick up the back side" are used.
Sorry, but it is increasingly difficult to mix in society with such differences. Stella H Howell, Wokingham In general we are really poor at finding outlets for our aggression.
It's a fundamental component of humanity, a life Girls fighting then have sex in the right circumstances, and yet we seem to frown upon it being vented in controlled places like sports.
As long as we refuse to accept that it is an inherent trait, it will continue to burst free at the wrong time. Alex, Hampshire, UK I Girls fighting then have sex believe that girl on girl violence is going to become more common as society continues to feminise, women are told they can do whatever men can, and some feel it is their right to be arrested for some things men would.
Matt, Nottingham, England Lizzie, are you really condoning violence of this sort? It isn't stereotypes that are to blame but appalling role models from their elders. Oh and here's the bleeding hearts brigade. There is NO excuse for this violence. Stop making excuses for them - maybe one Girls fighting then have sex your bleeding heart will be the victim; will you still think it can be explained away?
Brian, Northampton Girls fighting? Usually from their own mums. Single parents would probably feature quite highly - violent outbursts due to being scared, lonely and angry; and simply can't or won't deal with the problem s.
So it bubbles away until it pops out in an explosion of aggression. It boils down to that cause and effect. By the way, I'm from a very working class background, never had a holiday growing up, my parents, though retired, still have a mortgage to pay.
Never owned Girls fighting then have sex car; never had much money.
However, myself and my brother have never been in trouble with the law, we've worked hard, been nice; dealt with our own problems in a grown up way. People Girls fighting then have sex to accept that in life you have responsibilities and moral choices.