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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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I still call it Girls Drinking Weekend when my high school friends and I get together, and, you guessed it, drink too much. We are all over 60. I suppose we should be calling it Crones Drinking Weekend, but that sounds like we would have to behave like adults. Yes, to your point, it IS infantalizing, but sometimes its fun to re-visit youthful things. However, I am the one who gets to decide that, not some clown in the office.

I see this a lot, when women friends get together, they call it "going out with the girls". If you have been friends since girlhood, it isn't surprising that you would still call it girls' drinking weekend!

I think it's fair when a group of women decide to call it that, but I just hate it when it's random people, and I hate it when TIMs call themselves that. I definitely still sometimes say "girls night" myself when I get together with friends.