When Girls Become Women

How do we know when to stop saying “girls” and start saying “women” to describe females?

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When we call women “girls,” we infantilize them. We treat them as less-than. We revoke their adulthood, their experience, and their value. It is not just semantics. Regardless if it is unintentional, it makes it no less unacceptable. What we call each other matters. Truly.

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