One of the first things I learned at my new school was that boys might be fighters, but girls could be terrorists. Girls could pinpoint a weakness in another girl, then torture her for it, stealthily and psychologically. “Everybody give Gabriella the silent treatment today… Now, let’s all pretend to like Charlotte and make her think she’s really popular, but then, once she thinks we’re her friends, we’ll tell her she can’t come to Serena’s birthday party.” Girls plotted. Girls made a group project out of inflicting misery.
— Susan Jane Gilman, hypocrite in a pouffy white dress
…Sometimes things just need to be repeated…