Louis CK: “Girls” vs. “Women.”

Via on Feb 19, 2012

Do you generally use the word “girl” or “woman” to describe an adult female?

Is the distinction important to you? I know the feminist consensus is something like “everyone over age 12 should be referred to as a woman.” I tend to say girl most of the time if I’m talking about myself or close friends. I was 12 a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. Still, sometimes I feel like “woman” just sounds so mature and serious. Lady…hmmm. Maybe. Depends on whether it’s used as “She’s such a lady,” or “Listen here, lady!” Chick. Babe. Dame. Broad. Lots-of-other-nice-and-not-so-nice-words. I turn 36 next month. I think it’s time to graduate to “woman.”

Especially after listening to Louis CK on the subject:

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Relephant and super-fun:

 

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8 Responses to “Louis CK: “Girls” vs. “Women.””

  1. Thanks for making my morning, Kate.

    I'm a girl who sometimes gets too tired of being a woman and wishes to be a girl again but not if this means she can't be a woman the next second. What I am sure about is that I would totally (you know) Luis CK for making me laugh so hard.

    (Happy early b-day! Please don't fully update to Woman. Stay a girl a little longer.)

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  2. Ok, I tried to comment but it looks like the Vs are abducting all my words. Not fair.

    It said something like… thanks for making my morning… blahblah… I would "monologue" Luis CK any time… I'm a girl… no, I'm a woman…blah… I love Kate… oh look, a cat…

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  3. wheredthatcomefrom says:

    this was sadly offensive.. i was not expecting it to be so.. awful. I expected much more intelligence from a post from you, kate haha

    • Oh! Sorry you felt that way…I thought it was funny. But, included the NSFW disclaimer about the language, obviously.

      • wheredthatcomefrom says:

        not so much the swearing.. just the way he talks about girls and women.. i was hoping for the funny, maybe even some truth, without the insulting manor in which regards both. ;) haha

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