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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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mmm to be quite honest i rarely refer to myself or call myself anything. At some point (somewhere in my late teens) people stopped addressing me as a girl, and started addressing me as a "madam" (or ma'am, or "mrs"), as is polite/socially acceptable in my country. All (adult looking) women regardless of age or marital status are addressed this way.

The first time I was addressed like that, it was a child talking to me. And that made me feel old LOL. Cause I was still a teenager myself when that happened.