Inspired by a Facebook discussion.
Is calling women "girls" demeaning?
Is calling men "boys" demeaning?
Is it more likely to you will get away with calling a woman a girl, because of the implication of youthful looks being seen as a positive for women, as opposed to calling a man a boy?
Don't people often refer to the All Blacks as "the boys"?
Is it ok to refer to people younger than you as "girls" and/or "boys", and silly to use such for those older than you?
What about the tendency to call women who work in administrative support roles "girls", regardless of their age?
How do you feel when you are referred to as "girl" or a "boy"?
What say you, dear readers?