Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sad sign of times

Christchurch Women's Prison is over flowing with girls lost to the teenage waste land. il/story/ 0,23739,25561058 -13360,00. html

Sad sign of times
Article from: The Sunday Mail (Qld)

May 31, 2009

"GIRLS can do anything" was the catch-cry of the feminist movement for years and although some gender imbalances remain, many equity battles have been won.

But there's one area where we don't want to see women matching men. Queensland Police data points to a disturbing trend – the rise of the "thugette".

Increasing involvement in assaults, robberies and other forms of violent behaviour is alarming, whatever the sex of those offending

Some experts say it's an inevitable effect from rising binge-drinking among females. But there's more going on, as the aggressive attitude of many women behind the driving wheel demonstrates daily.

It is, perhaps, another symptom of a harsher, more selfish, less caring society that can only be changed by each of us becoming more considerate of one another.

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