Louis CK: “Girls” vs. “Women.”

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Feb 19, 2012
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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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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.

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

  1. Andréa Balt says:

    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. Andréa Balt says:

    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

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  5. inkkedlunae says:

    I'd like a transcript. This is not accessible for everyone as I am Deaf, and no, the YouTube captioning isn't up to standards. It's basically nonsense.

  6. susiebunnykins says:

    Utter rubbish, The distinction between girls and women coming from a mans perspective is quite frankly offensive. As a woman you should never allow a man to define your parameters. This man is not funny, he's being sexist and condescending. I'm surprised you can't tell the difference.

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