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is it time to stop with the 'girls' day/night out shit?

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FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:04:28

Its patronising

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:04:52

and what is the relevance of there being no MEN there?

Or even women going out?

MadAngryGnome Sat 11-Jul-15 11:05:25

Yes. YANBU. Shits me to tears.

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:06:13

LOVE that expression

chubbymummy Sat 11-Jul-15 11:06:37

hmm biscuit

Kamden Sat 11-Jul-15 11:07:17

YABU. I say that I am going out with my "girls" to mean my group of 3 best friends that I've known since childhood. It's easier to say "girls", than Pamela, Anne and Sarah.

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:09:04

i hate that biscuit more though?
You come onto a thread to post a biscuit. At least say WHY it doesnt bother you

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:09:19

i am out with my friends?

hotfuzzra Sat 11-Jul-15 11:10:13

Isn't it just a female version of Lads' night out? Cannot get worked up about this.
(Might be missing something...?)

vindscreenviper Sat 11-Jul-15 11:10:17

I know somebody who went for a "girlie day out" with her daughters to celebrate her 60th birthday.

They also had a "cheeky glass of fizz" with the afternoon tea.


FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:11:04

OR OR also hate
' oh my husband is TAKING ME OUT'

* gasps for air *

itsmine Sat 11-Jul-15 11:11:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Reginafalangie Sat 11-Jul-15 11:11:11

Why does it matter?

Most of my friends are part of a couple and do lots of couples nights out sometimes they decide to have a girls night out and the men go for a boys night out. I don't see why saying that is such a big deal. Men and women sometimes feel more relaxed/comfortable when out with just people of the same gender. Announcing it as such makes it clear that the opposite gender is not invited.

I wouldn't cry or get angry over the expression I would just choose not to use it. Some people can get dramatic over the most ridiculous things.

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:12:17


what are you trying to do to me?

Cactuar Sat 11-Jul-15 11:12:27

Nowt wrong with a cheeky glass of fizz

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:13:09

or worse the rather posh brittle blondes who say ' i am meeting an old girlfriend'

me ' oh i didn't know you were gay'

them ' er no.'

its just a FRIEND

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:13:28

its not cheeky

its a fucking glass of Gallo Grenache

SirChenjin Sat 11-Jul-15 11:13:33

It's more patronising being told what we should or shouldn't do. If it doesn't sit well with you then don't use the words.

forago Sat 11-Jul-15 11:13:50

I agree, also Ladies Day, so twee and there are men there.

vindscreenviper Sat 11-Jul-15 11:14:03

what are you trying to do to me?

I'm trying to make you cry or get angry.

Is it working? grin

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:14:42

i know sir chenin



FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:14:56

i think my heart is racing Vindy

SirChenjin Sat 11-Jul-15 11:15:35

You're beyond help if something so trivial gets you this upset.

Soz wink

itsmine Sat 11-Jul-15 11:15:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrankietheSquealer Sat 11-Jul-15 11:16:40

wah! grin

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