"Ladette Culture"

Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 01:32 am
A 'ladette' is "a feisty, outgoing woman; a young women who behave in a boisterously assertive or crude manner and engage in heavy drinking sessions". (Oxford Concise Dictionary)

Research reveals more 'ladettes'
More schoolgirls are drinking, smoking and being disruptive in class, according to research carried out at Lancaster University.
The study highlights an increase in so-called "ladette" behaviour - with a growing number of teenage girls fighting, swearing and being rowdy.
Full article by BBC

Related press release:
LU News
Sep 2004 Published by the Press Office

Dr Carolyn Jackson
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 02:16 am
Maybe there's an increase in the number of schoolgirl "ladettes" because they aren't graduating with their peers so remain in school...? Confused
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2004 02:19 am
Them darned ol' girls . . .
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