Just Call Us What We Are: Women
We need to get over this. Guys – please stop referring us women as girls. I haven’t been a “girl” since having my first period. Same goes for every other young, adult female in this country (and the world) become women after a certain point. After that, please refer to us as women.
I know what you’re thinking, this may seem like a little ridiculous rant aligning itself with the political correctness that everyone hates so much, and maybe it is, – but how are we – women, supposed to ever achieve equality to men when the very same men we begin to date in college still consider us girls and themselves men?
First off, if you’re a man and you’re dating a girl…you really shouldn’t be. That’s gross. The female-to-male double standards that continue in our society – whether in social situations, relationships, work environment, etc. – baffle me.
If you think about it, doesn’t it seem counterintuitive?
Isn’t it females who typically begin the process of menstruation during their teen years before males do?
Um, yes, if I can remember correctly, it is. For the most part, during those painfully awkward years, I could suddenly no longer play ball with the boys due to the fact that I grew two huge mango-sized breasts on my chest and suddenly had wider hips. Yeah, I think I became a “woman” before any one of those boys became a man.
It’s 2017 – women everywhere are gaining their independence, as they have been for the past several hundred years. They are continuing to empower themselves everywhere. We are moving closer to equality. What I really hope is that one day there won’t even be an afterthought if “she” can do the job versus if “he” can do it.
If I had a penny for every time a guy – excuse me – man in college referred to me as a girl – I would be able to take them all to the Trevi Fountain in Rome and make A LOT of wishes that I would never be referred to as a girl in my twenties. Or thirties. Who knows when this will catch on.
The truth of the matter is, many of us women who are in our early to mid-twenties and beyond have been women for close to a decade now – why am I still asking to be referred to as a woman after I have been one for longer than boys have been men?
This is not a rant against men – however, the double standards on both ends of the gender line are still present in 2017 – probably more so than ever right now. We need to talk about it. We need to end the man/girl debacle and just give us the respect we’ve earned since those painfully awkward high school years.