AHA! Female relationships/friendships, even now, continue to confuse and hurt me more than any boy or man ever has even with with the males’ arsenal tools of ignoring, disregarding, disrespecting, controlling, abusing, or assaulting in comparison with females’ more subtle, subversive tools of gossip, meanness, and ostracizing, because girls/women are taught to not express their disapproval, pain, and anger because of the damaging lesson girls are taught they are to “be nice” … yet anger is anger and will rise to the surface in both sexes when it cannot be held in check anymore. Research shows males take on their anger mostly on strangers whereas females anger bubbles below the surface until released in their social circles.
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Human Rights Activist, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Speaker. Available books, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle and Broken Compass How To Save A Life. The 3rd book in “THE POWER PACK” available May 2022. The school/community play, The Choice, available September 2022. All rights reserved.