Sunday, January 11, 2015

Girl Power!

In my day girls started tormenting each other around 3rd grade. While boys physically beat each other up and hurled hurtful comments around, girls became master manipulators and bitches by high school. Case in point, Regina George [below] from Tina Fey's hilarious, "Mean Girls." 

Cliques were formed, horrendous lies were told, and friendships were ruined. Straight boys were clueless at what girls were doing to each other and to them (and still are). 

That's why I was so delighted to witness the following at the library yesterday:

4 giggly girls sat at my table. After 10 minutes of checking texts and lip gloss, they got to work. Each seemed to be working on a different assignment. Eventually they stopped what they were doing, and exchanged copies of what they were working on. They checked each other's work, printed copies of their revised work, and then read for a while.

Curious, and nosey, I asked one of the girls what they were doing. She said, "Oh, we have so much homework, it's impossible to get it all done with basketball, baby sitting, etc, so we divvy up the homework, and help each other out. We don't really hand in exactly the same thing. But we get the majority of it done together."  

These industrious girls were 12 years old, totally "girly" but driven. I hope they take over the U.S. Senate one day!

Girl Power!

BTW, the fabulous Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes tonight for the last time. You know where I'll be!