We’ve seen it all of late in the West. Now a 7-year-old brutally beating up her helpless infant baby brother and some grade 1ers planning to poison a classmate.
Hence, the relevance of Lord of the Flies and The Bad Seed. There seems no limit to how ready some (too many) young children–male or female–are to kill or to use violence against others. And no gender is better than another when it comes to nastiness, meanness, cruelty, and evil.