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May 6, 2009


Last night I re-watched one of my favourite teen comedies, Mean Girls (man I’d forgotten how pretty Lindsay Lohan was before all that alcohol and drug abuse!).

Anyway, the movie reminded me of how mean we girls can be to each other. Why is that?

In Mean Girls, Lohan plays Cady, a sweet new girl at a very clique-y high school. She quickly befriends the only people who are nice to her, a pair of “losers”. At their encouragement, Cady pretends to be friends with the mean, popular girls, the Plastics, in order to sabotage them. For instance when one of the Plastics tries to lose weight, Cady gives her a label-less protein bar and “swears” it is a weight-loss trick.

In the end Cady loses her way a bit, and discovers she has become just as nasty as one of the Plastics, who are actually not as awful as they seemed at first.

Why are girls such bullies to each other? Especially in school. Watching Mean Girls reminded me of how terrifying my school days were at times, how self-conscious I was of what my girlfriends thought of me.

I remember one time my best friend liked a guy who supposedly had a crush on me. When he asked me to the dance, I told my friend. Naturally she was really upset, but instead of telling me she told everyone BUT me. Soon enough, I dreaded walking around campus: from the corner of my eye I could see my former best friend whispering to another girl, while looking at me. I felt everyone watching me when I walked around. For awhile I ate alone in the corner of the tennis court.

Our friendship cooled off for a long time, all thanks to a dumb boy I didn’t even go out with. (my friend and I are A-OK now. You get over things pretty quickly with age)

Anyway, just something to think about: girls (and boys, if you want to guess), why do you think girls are so mean to each other? What’s the meanest thing you’ve done to another girl, or the meanest thing someone did to you?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2010 9:51 pm

    right on our supermarket, i can buy some cheap protein bars which i always consume when doing workouts ;**

  2. Laurie permalink
    May 29, 2010 9:35 pm

    As a girl I dont really understand why girls are mean (Okay not all, there’re some bright exceptions), I guess they are cos they lack confidence and they wish others to be unhappy. They’re probably spiled and then jelous for every little thing… or they dont dare to tell sb the truth… whatever i dunno. PS1: sry 4 my poor english PS2: boys are 100% better company than girls, cos they’re more relaxed

  3. April 29, 2010 11:54 pm

    I think that this movie is the best movie there ever was espacially when lindsay lohan changes into a mean girl this movie is probely one of the best movies that i have ever watc hed

  4. mercy permalink
    March 11, 2010 8:09 am

    i litrally have seen this film about 100 times.. i love it!¬ amazing¬

  5. jemmy permalink
    January 17, 2010 4:32 pm

    the movie is sou funn
    and the characters are good
    lindsay lohan is the best i loved movie and is about the life in the hihg school

  6. myranda permalink
    January 13, 2010 8:12 am

    the way they act in there school is the same way my school is lol:] cuz we have the jocks,preps,gangsters,n so on lol

  7. joshua permalink
    August 12, 2009 2:15 pm

    mean girls is my idol i saw the girl kady wearing army pants and flip flops and i bought the on ebay for 50 cents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. June 19, 2009 2:44 pm

    I believe that the reason why most girls are so horrible to one another is because they are jealous of each other. One girl may have something that makes herself better than the rest.

    I can think back to when I was in Second Grade and there was this girl who for some reason had a grudge against me and I never understood what I was exactly. It was a Wednesday afternoon and we were all coming in from our lunch break. I sat at my table and opened my lunch box to eat my lunch and this girl came over, emptied my food on the floor and made me eat it off there as a punishment? but I had no clue what it was for.

  9. ALI permalink
    May 6, 2009 1:24 pm

    I loved Lindsay Lohan as she acted pretty good in the movie,Freaky Friday.
    She’s my best-loved star at that time.
    But now she seems to be abandoned 😦

    • Tammy permalink
      November 19, 2009 7:43 am


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