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At a Catholic school in Brisbane, Australia, girls in their junior year have formed a clique called "Club 21." Members wear their ranking, from 1 to 21, on their wrists. The skinnier and prettier the girl, the higher the rank. And "ugly girls need not apply." News of Club 21 has hit newspapers and morning TV in Australia and the school principal said the students are "devastated" by the media attention. Counseling has been offered."In some ways it could be considered a storm in a teacup, but it really depends if they're using the information to genuinely make peoples' lives a living hell," says Dr. Angela Dwyer, a lecturer in law, crime and sociology. Anyone who has been a teenager knows life can be hell without evil cliques, so just imagine. [Brisbane Times]


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