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North & South: Girls Are Behaving Badly

Press Release, 13 April 2009
GIRLS ARE BEHAVING BADLY

Teenage girls identified as bashers, bullies and manipulative “Queen Bees” – it’s the dark side of New Zealand’s vaunted “Girls Can Do Anything” campaign, reveals North & South in its just-released issue.

In a probing cover story, the magazine asks if we’re raising a new generation of violent young women. In the decade to 2007 the number of females aged 10 to 20 apprehended by the police for violence rose 69 per cent – and police say the age of these offenders is getting lower and lower.

North & South looks at both the extreme end of female violence – including murders and assaults – and the growing “ladette lout” culture that’s seen a rise in hard-drinking, tough-talking, promiscuous young women; also the more subtle forms of bullying and manipulation, known overseas as the “Bitch Barbie” syndrome.

In the feature, experts explain why these young women are so angry – and what’s being done to steer vulnerable girls away from violent behaviour and rehabilitate those who have been convicted for acts of violence.

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About North & South
North & South is the most read Current Affairs and Business magazine in New Zealand. Published monthly, North & South delivers journalism excellence and reports with integrity and passion about the heart (and, yes, sometimes the heartache) of what it is to be a New Zealander.
North & South was named Current Affairs Magazine of the Year at the 2008 Magazine Publishing Awards.

About ACP Magazines
ACP Magazines is a division of ACP Media. It publishes some of the country’s most popular magazines, including Woman’s Day, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Next, Taste, Metro and North & South.

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