The Co-Authors on CNN “American Morning” with John Roberts

In this segment on CNN’s “American Morning”, anchor John Roberts speaks with Dr. Joan Rosenberg and Dr. Erika Holiday, co – authors of the book “Mean Girls, Meaner Women,” about bullying and how girls and women frequently mistreat one another.  The conversation occurred on April 1, 2010 in response to the bullying and suicide of Phoebe Prince.

In the wake of Phoebe Prince’s tragic suicide, which has been linked to bullying, Rosenberg and Holiday talk about the role that social networking frequently plays in incidents of this kind and why girls and women are seemingly “hard-wired” to be mean and hurtful to one another.

The authors also discuss how girls and women are taught to handle difficult emotions like anger and resentment in ways that naturally lead to bullying behavior, as seen in the film “Mean Girls.” Finally, Drs. Rosenberg and Holiday talk about actions that schools, parents and communities can take to prevent tragedies like this in the future.

Mean Girls, Meaner Women co-authors featured as experts for the “Little Meanies” article found in the February 2011 issue of Working Mother magazine.

Listen to an interview with Drs. Holiday and Rosenberg talking about “Mean Girls, Meaner Women: Can’t We Just Get Along”, with one of  New York’s favorite radio hosts Joan Hamburg, hosting The Joan Hamburg Show.