NEWS.com.au | Rumour-mongering girls 'worst bullies' (November 21, 2003). I remember once in high school a female friend expressed amazement about how boys dealt with each other. "You're so mean to each other!" she said. I replied that yes, guys will tell each other what they think of each other; in no uncertain terms, to their faces. She thought that was terrible; until I pointed out that girls just did it behind the person's back. At least the boys knew where they stood; while the backstabbing amongst girls led to massive, crushing downfalls when the subject of the nastiness discovered what people really thought. At least the boys never thought the other person was their friend. Ultimately though; it just shows that high school sucks no matter how you slice it.