Well, I am a girl. I'm 19. I may not call myself a girl when I'm 25emma42 said:"girl-next-door". But I don't like grown women referring to themselves as "girl".
Every woman I know would say "we're having a girls' night out", never a "women's night out". Doesn't sound sexist to me.emma42 said:It does depend on the context and on who is using the word, but, basically it's because of sexism. When you have to suffer crap day in and day out just because of your gender, language becomes even more important. But, as I have said, it does depend on the context.
emma42 said:"girl-next-door". But I don't like grown women referring to themselves as "girl".
Just part of the thread, Emma. The jist of Coconut Palm's original question and all answers to her question shall remain firmly planted here.emma42 said:I have been informed that a Mod will be moving this thread to the Cultural Forum very soon.
coconutpalm said:Well, I am a girl. I'm 19. I may not call myself a girl when I'm 25
Thanks for your replies. I think I'm clearer about this problem.
la reine victoria said:One of the few American imports I used to enjoy (when I watched television rather more than I do nowadays) was the sitcom "The Golden Girls".
Their humour was great!
Dorothy: Hi, ma. Where are you going?
Sophia: To the boardwalk. I like to watch the old guys rearrange themselves when they come out of the water.
I suppose they were called "the golden girls" because of their mature years - real "golden oldies".
coconutpalm said:I know the meaning of this phrase. I'm just wondering how to use it properly.
I'm a man in the street.
Is it right?