When the Cool Get Hazed

NOW President Terry O’Neill was interviewed by New York Times reporter Tina Kelley about a disturbing trend on girl-on-girl bullying: “…news of a ‘slut list’ at a top-ranked New Jersey high school last week highlighted two disturbing points: the increasingly explicit and sexual nature of the taunts, magnified by the Internet. And, in another twist, the perception that allegations of promiscuity — however fictional — are a badge of honor, a way into the cool group, and not a cause for shame.”