My impression was that teasing and "bullying" (milder in my case) was more directed at people who couldn't "compete" socially in a "conventional" way by gender, but who were talented enough in some particular way (like music, intellect, chess, etc) to be perceived as a "threat" to "outflank" more socially competitive (but less individually talented) people. It's like, changing the distances to the outfield fences. For the "different" person, the worst scenario is being deprived of the opportunity to use his own personal talents, and being forced to submit to others' social structures and goals instead -- one can be led to believe that he or she has no place that doesn't require humiliation.
MTV has a related film, "DisCONNECTED", followed by discussion of similar issues, in the cyber and online context. See Movies Blog, Oct. 10.