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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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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

  1. Andrea Balt 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. Andrea Balt 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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