Social Commentary

Book: The Twisted Sisterhood

In books on October 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I have another book to put on my book list. It may take me years, but I plan to read all the books on my list, someday—I have so many tiny pieces of paper floating around with various titles scribbled on them.

Anyway, I was intrigued by the book’s title, The Twisted Sisterhood. Apparently, the book is about how women can be so mean to one another. As a result, so many women shy away from forming female relationships, because they have been “burned” by women in the past.

Of course, it got me reminiscing about a few women whom I’ve had the displeasure of knowing. At the top of my list were women who were in supervisory positions–my school principals. I was the teacher, and they behaved more like shepherds for the devil. Then again, the school district in which I worked was well known for having a large percentage of principals who were mean spirited bullies.

Then, there’s that whole high school thing in which one group of girls—I remember them so well—made being nasty an art. More than likely, for many women, school is the earliest introduction to unpleasant female relationships.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some evil men out there as well. It’s just that my experiences with evil have mainly been from women. Is it the Estrogen? Is it jealousy? Is it insecurity? Or, is it that they just don’t like you? Who knows?

But, I know one thing…I keep my circle very small. And, my more-than-enough, unpleasant dealings with women is certainly a major reason for that.

For more information about The Twisted Sisterhood by Kelly Valen, visit:


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