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Why I Don’t Want You To Call Me ‘Girl’

Is this the society men want their daughters to grow up in?

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By Paget Norton

It started with a disagreement. My feminist husband insisted that “girl” was the same as “guy.” I said it wasn’t. My 6-year-old son chimed in. He didn’t like the word “woman” because it sounded like a monster. They were no help at all. Add the fact I have…

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