Fed up with women being described as "girls". Name and shame the worst culprits.

(128 Posts)
MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 01:50:47

Nick from The Apprentice for starters.

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 01:54:30

The X Factor talks about "girls" and "boys" for the under 25s, so not too bad, I suppose. Although I wouldn't rate them as as a hive of feminism.

Boots advertising.

Yougotbale Sat 26-Oct-13 01:55:09

Jamie oliver

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 01:55:18

Absolutely MrsCakes

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 01:57:09

Lots of quizmasters. Bradley on The Chase. Chris Tarrant.

I would love a contestant to turn on them.

[apologies - quiz show freak!]

FarelyKnuts Sat 26-Oct-13 01:58:11

My female boss!! Hacks me off no end!

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 01:59:29

Also the bloke who runs my choir.

He never refers to the basses and tenors as "boys".

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 02:14:26

Maybe I should confront him, but I feel that would brand me as mardybitch.

HumpdaySelfie Sat 26-Oct-13 02:18:43

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zippey Sat 26-Oct-13 02:32:53

I don't care about women being called girls. Its not something you should worry about.

perplexedpirate Sat 26-Oct-13 03:23:27

Whenever I see this I always hear Margi Clark going 'Isn't that right, giiiiirrrllls?!'.
In my head, obviously. She doesn't follow me around or anything.

DropYourSword Sat 26-Oct-13 03:28:40

I guess it depends. If someone said "girls" and "boys" it wouldn't be an issue to me. However if it was "girls" and "men" I'd be fuming!

MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 03:29:15

"I don't care about women being called girls. Its not something you should worry about."

So men are rarely referred to as "boys". Yet adult women are referred to as children. if you can tell me that men are equally infantalised, then it wouldn't be a problem for me.

StopDoingThat Sat 26-Oct-13 03:40:07

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MardyBra Sat 26-Oct-13 03:40:31

"If someone said "girls" and "boys" it wouldn't be an issue to me."

What about "girls" and "guys", which I've heard a lot recently?
What about "guys" meaning men and women?

I am genuinely curious about the best terms. My main concern is that young women (including dd in a couple of years' time) aren't dismissed as non adults.

StopDoingThat Sat 26-Oct-13 03:41:47

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StopDoingThat Sat 26-Oct-13 03:45:27

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StopDoingThat Sat 26-Oct-13 03:46:37

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ZingWantsCake Sat 26-Oct-13 03:52:05

doesn't bother me at all. to quote Alanis Morisette:

"I'm a bitch I'm a lover
I'm a child I'm a mother
I'm a sinner I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed"

and I'm a girl too. so I'm ok with it.

ZingWantsCake Sat 26-Oct-13 03:53:51

stop

how about "Laydeez"? grin

StopDoingThat Sat 26-Oct-13 03:55:55

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verysomething Sat 26-Oct-13 03:56:02

stop in Australia 'guys' has become v accepted for a mixed group. I like it for social things but would not use it for work groups unless I was sure everyone else was on board with it.

ZingWantsCake Sat 26-Oct-13 03:59:33

biatches?

DropYourSword Sat 26-Oct-13 04:07:33

I live in Australia and I will often use guys as a term for a group of people, regardless of gender.

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