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The Fangirl

Long time geek, fangirl, mother, and reader. I've got a lot to say, you might not like it all, but it will be honest and hopefully helpful.

"[Girls'] anger is explained not by a root of evil churning deep in their hearts, a pathetically common explanation, but rather by the imperative to above all be nice. Because these girls lack the tools to deal with everyday feelings of anger, hurt, betrayal, and jealousy, their feelings stew and fester before boiling to the surface and unloading torrents of rage."
Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls - Rachel Simmons

It is fascinating how much this rings true for many adult women as well (not to mention people of all genders in fandom).