When it comes to violence, it’s no surprise that the male gender is known to more likely to be the perpetrator. The female to male ratio within a gang is usually 1 to 10. Well folks times have changed.
These days the scale is now at a balance. According to the justice department, violence amongst teen girls is on a rise. We’ve always known girls to be catty but at these times the female gender is now taking that notion to another level. Now for every 4 violent episodes teen girls are responsible for at least one. One is forced to ask themselves what has been the cause for this change? Schools are reporting high incidences and similar growing patterns of teen girls being suspended or expelled because of settling disputes with rage of miscalculated anger and violence.
The boldness and careless actions coming from these females are all too serious. One incident took place at the Dyett Academic Center in Chicago where 10 girls apparently walked into a classroom and choked another girl half to death, threw her on the ground and stomped her. It wasn’t long before 10 arrests were made following that surprising incident.
In another case, at a birthday party in Baltimore, as a dare, a 12-year old girl kissed a boy on a cheek. Shortly after the dare 6 girls including 2 adults women beat the girl half to death sending the poor girl to the hospital in a coma. “This is vicious, ’I-want-to-hurt-you’ fighting. It’s a nationwide phenomenon and it’s catching us all off guard”, says Jansen Robinson, Former Baltimore School Police Chief.
Violence is becoming the “it” factor among our youth. Its not only inner city school but have stretch out into the suburbs where hallway brawls are an everyday thing. We have 8-year old females admitting and praising the fact that they’ve been in a fight at least twice this year. Our youth is the future and bringing awareness to this growing phenomenon is as necessary as water is to our very existence. Violence is never the solution; however that message is being lost or thrown to the back-burner. Why? It must be for the individual’s need to prove themselves in a manner, that they are powerful. Everyone at some point feel like they have something to prove or want to acquire some type of power, but true power is never in violence. The funny thing is I can imagine these girls reading this and laughing calling this article “soft” or throwing all types of negativity in the air about these words. The real truth is if the whole world handled every situation with violence all the time, life as we know it would be nonexistent. Power isn’t in the fist but in the mind.
It’s the truth that the present mimics the past. Unfortunately, when it comes to violence the future is the greater casualty from it all. Violence is never the answer and if we stop the violence our children, children’s children would know of peace. Let’s continue to spread the word.