This strip is a reply to Role Models, Some Jokes #10, Christianity, Darwin-Lover, Mickey Mouse Must Die
Sarah considered herself to be a serious student. She had dreams of going to college and becoming a scientist. In elementary school she was close friends with the other girls in her gifted program. She looked forward to the academic challenges of junior high. But Sarah's friends from elementary school seemed to change. They started giggling about boys and clothes and MTV; they didn't want to talk about academics or going to space camp. Sarah tried to act interested in the things the other girls were talking about, but the conversations seemed really shallow to her and the other girls made fun of her when she didn't know the latest gossip about pop stars. Soon the other girls started avoiding her and making fun of her clothes and her interests. They never included her in their trips to the mall or their sleepovers, and they looked the other way when she approached them in the lunchroom. They got boys in the class to call and pretend to ask Sarah out on dates. They even posted unflattering pictures of Sarah on the Internet. Sarah had become a victim of female relational aggression.