It makes me cringe because it’s not true. A girl can be mean, but collectively, girls are not mean. And the more we say girls are mean, the more these words stick to the walls, stick in our minds, and then inevitably, they cause a collective belief system. These words can influence. Influence how girls feel about themselves and how girls are treated. It’s not a fair statement. If you are like me, you know many fantastic girls and women. Have they ever been mean? Probably – haven’t we all?