It's Not "Girl Drama"
There is a disturbing tendency among parents, educators, and even adolescents themselves to categorize any sort of issues between young women as “girl drama.” If a group of friends is having an argument: it’s girl drama. If a two friends have a falling out: it’s girl drama. If someone is getting picked on by the other girls in her class: it’s girl drama. In that last example, however, the situation described isn’t “drama” of any sort. It’s bullying. When we describe it a