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Of course we've all seen it - adult ass men calling themselves "girls". But what about other women?

When I was in my early 20's I'd use girl out of habit but once I got to a certain point, referring to myself as a girl felt weird, and I hate when other people do it to me still because it feels very infantilizing. I might look young but I'm still an adult woman.

I was just wondering, what about you all? Do you still use girl, or if not around what age did you stop? Do you find it odd for women who keep referring to themselves as girls past a certain age?

Of course we've all seen it - adult ass men calling themselves "girls". But what about other women? When I was in my early 20's I'd use girl out of habit but once I got to a certain point, referring to myself as a girl felt weird, and I hate when other people do it to me still because it feels very infantilizing. I might look young but I'm still an adult woman. I was just wondering, what about you all? Do you still use girl, or if not around what age did you stop? Do you find it odd for women who keep referring to themselves as girls past a certain age?

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Probably around 25. (I'm 30 now) For those of you who are new to it and worried that it feels "weird", push through it. It becomes second nature & your new norm pretty quickly. I'm at the point now where I ENJOY referring to myself as woman because it feels powerful and self-assured.

It throws me off when I'm around other adults who refer to grown women as girls. I don't understand how THEY don't feel weird. They wouldn't call a 30+ looking male a boy, so why do it to women?