It's no secret that 'Girl World' is and always has been rife with bitchiness, and truth be told everyone will participate in and be the victim of this at some point in their lives. Whilst there is no crimestopping superhero that can defeat the powers of bitching, both 'Mean Girls' and my own experiences of bitchiness have shown me who my true friends are and that karma really does bite nasty people on the bum!
2. Stay true to yourself, giving in to peer pressure won't make you any more popular
Yes, secondary school is filled with peer pressure and whilst it is very easy to feel obliged to act in a certain way, you should never undermine your own morals and belief system to please others. Food, drink, sport, hobbies, music, fashion- whatever it may be, in the main people will respect you more if you be yourself and focus on what makes you happy, instead of mirroring what someone does in the hope of being popular.
3. Smart is sexy- don't dumb down for a guy
I knew things were only going to go downhill the minute that Cady pretended to struggle with maths to get Aaron Samuels to notice her- come on girl. Throughout secondary school and sixth form, every now and then I'd notice a girl rather irritatingly put on an act to make herself seem very unintelligent to get attention from a guy. My question is 'why?!' What could possibly be sexy or even remotely attractive about someone that can't maintain a basic conversation? Or are they that insecure that they think the only way they'll get noticed is if they make a fool of themselves? The truth is that guys aren't that shallow and ladies, the majority of them will value brains as well as, if not more than, beauty.
4. Women have a lot of feelings
Happy, sad, angry, hormonal (especially hormonal...), women are incredibly emotional creatures and whatever the situation, the chances are we will have some sort of strong emotion towards it. I cry when I'm sad, I cry when I'm happy (sometimes, I might add)- there's never a dull moment. In the case of 'Mean Girls,' feelings of teenage angst and conflict are presented to the extreme and the hormonal chaos as a result of this is epitomised in the 'crying cake girl': "I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy..."
5. Your best friends are your rocks- they will be there for you no matter what and love you for who you really are
Although Cady morphs into the 'new Regina' and chooses popularity with 'The Plastics' over true happiness with Damian and Janice, they are later able to forgive her and slowly accept her back into their lives. To be able to overlook someone's betrayal and recognise their inner goodness shows remarkable strength of character and is something that only a true friendship will go through