So I’m a Girl, But You’re a Man

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“You’re really such a nice girl.”

“Well, girls like you deserve better.”

“I’ve never met a girl who liked history as much as me!”

“Seriously, a girl your age shouldn’t be alone at night.”

“Girls just don’t understand.”

The double-standard is clear: it is socially acceptable to call women “girls,” but when a man is called a “boy,” it’s construed as offensive. That’s not right.

The word “girl” when used to address a grown woman is condescending and diminishing.

Writer. Creator. Teacher. Feminist. Just trying to spread love, talk about equity, and be a good human. She/her. Follow me on Instagram @brooklynxreece!

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