"This, in a nutshell, is the problem with girls. An oddly dressed boy would either have been punched by his peers until he reached a state of bearable dishevelment, or mercifully ignored for the duration. Girls revert to bitchery as soon as an opportunity presents itself. Little boys have to be monitored 24/7 because unsupervised they’ll kill each other. Girls have to be watched constantly in case they drive each other to suicide."
— Hop Scotch & Hand Bags: The Essential Guide to Being a Girl by Lucy Mangan