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8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs

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ISBN13: 9780385474320
ISBN10: 0385474326
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Dismissed by the police as mere adjuncts to or gofers for male gangs, girl gang members are in fact often as emotionally closed off and dangerous as their male counterparts. Carrying razor blades in their mouths and guns in their jackets for defense, they initiate drive-by shootings, carry out car jackings, stomp outsiders who stumble onto or dare to enter the neighborhood, viciously retaliate against other gangs and ferociously guard their home turf.

But Sikes also captures the differences that distinguish girl gangs-abortion, teen pregnancy and teen motherhood, endless beatings and the humiliation of being forced to have sex with a lineup of male gangbangers during initiation, haphazardly raising kids in a household of drugs and guns with a part-time boyfriend off gangbanging himself. Veteran journalist Gini Sikes spends a year in the ghettos following the lives of several key gang members in South Central Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Milwaukee. In 8 Ball Chicks, we discover the fear and desperate desire for respect and status that drive girls into gangs in the first place--and the dreams and ambitions that occasionally help them to escape the catch-22 of their existence.

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Dismissed by the police as mere adjuncts to or gofers for male gangs, girl gang-bangers are in fact often as emotionally closed off and dangerous as their male counterparts. In "8 Ball Chicks", veteran journalist Gini Sikes spends a year in the ghettos following girl gangs in South Central Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Milwaukee. 320 pp. 25,000 print.

About the Author

Gini Sikes, a former senior writer at Mademoiselle, was a producer for PBS's national weekly series on urban teenagers, "In the Mix." She has written about youth culture and crime for The Washington Post, Glamour, Vibe, Mirabella, and MTV.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Keeping it Real, August 22, 2013 (view all comments by Keeping it Real)
These girl are bad ass, and theres a lot more of them all over te USA. VERY GOOD BOOK
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385474320
Author:
Sikes, Gini
Author:
Sikes
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Female juvenile delinquents -- United States.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.69 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dismissed by the police as mere adjuncts to or gofers for male gangs, girl gang-bangers are in fact often as emotionally closed off and dangerous as their male counterparts. In "8 Ball Chicks", veteran journalist Gini Sikes spends a year in the ghettos following girl gangs in South Central Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Milwaukee. 320 pp. 25,000 print.
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