“Girl” and “Man” Don’t Go Together

Diminutizing women is disempowering and counterproductive

Photo by Liane Metzler on Unsplash

There’s a long history in America of referring to females of any age as girls and of referring to guys who are older than 18 as men. Like so much of unconscious bias, it’s not usually meant with the intention of being overtly disrespectful or demeaning, but the fact of the matter, in most instances, it is.

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