The boys have more power than the girls. By the bullying that goes on in the story it has somewhat brought the girls in closer and they became better friends. I dont understand why the girls are being picked on. They are innocent. The boys are doing any mean thing they can, such as calling the girls names. Only boys pick on girls, men treat girls with respect and be respectful. Some girls cant brush that stuff off which could lead to bigger problems in the future. The respect for women has definatley changed over the years. The boys to me where acting like this because they wanted to show or think they had power. They wanted to feel like a king, powerful and have all the control. Men should never be disrespect a women for any reason.