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Mayim Bialik Wants People to Stop Calling Women 'Girls'

Mayim Bialik Wants People to Stop Calling Women 'Girls'

Mayim Bialik is sick of people referring to grown women as “girls.”

The Big Bang Theory actress and author took to her Facebook to share a video explaining why using the phrase “girl” is demeaning.

“When we use words to describe adult women that are typically used to describe children, it changes the way we view women — even unconsciously, so that we don’t equate them with adult men. In fact, it implies that they’re inferior to men,” she explained.

Mayim continued, “We never call men boys because it’s demeaning and emasculating.”

She later added, “Maybe if we start using language that elevates women and doesn’t equate them with sweet, small, cuddly, tender things, we’ll start treating them as more than that as well.”

Hear all that Mayim had to say in the video below…

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  • Mara

    Being called a woman makes me feel old. I like being called a girl.

  • totalobvi

    Girl, please.

  • Christian K

    We never call men boys? Has she talked to humans?

  • Lori

    i call “men” boys all the time. im 30. fight for something worth fighting for.. this will go no where and fast. another useless PSA.

  • Phillip Ayling

    Since she has much more access to media and the public than most of us, perhaps she could explain this to Warner Brothers and ask them to rename the TV show that films right next to hers as ‘Two Broke Women’.

  • George Costanza

    These people really have nothing better to do than to worry about stuff like this. Unreal.

  • Juan Cocco

    I’m sure she means well, but this is stupid. this is like saying to a group of mixed gendered people “hi guys”.. I dont think anyone intentionally calls women “girls” to make them feel inferior……………. i dont know I’m not a woman so i dont know how shes feeling but i do suck a lot of dick so I feel like i can comment this issue

  • Juan Cocco

    same!!

  • Juan Cocco

    this woman ear piercings are really ugly just my opinion!!!!!

  • CB

    I’m sick of Hollywood telling us how to live our lives, what we should eat, wear, look like, who we’re allowed to vote for and if we don’t agree then watch out. And now they’re telling us how to speak. Has she never heard of a “Girls night out” or “Boys night out”? How is it demeaning? So when we use the term girlfriends is that now considered an insult? Or another example when someone’s talking about Sport and an athlete is being interviewed about their team’s performance and they respond; “yeah the boys played well today, or the girls played well – I’m proud.” Is that not okay Mayim?

    How about you just worry about yourself and stop telling others what they should and shouldn’t be doing.You certainly don’t like it so what makes you think we do?

  • Koos

    WOMEN love this, especially grandma’s!!

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  • Loather

    We never call men boys, only guys, kids and so on, even ugly old shits. Ridiculous. And rather ‘girl’ than ‘woman’ because “woman” means NOT equal human but stupid szex object, domestic servant, fashion monkey inferior being!!!
    In additional, this is a local problem, because in other countries even 10-y-o girls are called, treated as “women” (for example in muslim states where 9-y-o girls are being married as an “adult woman” to 60-y-o grandfathers).

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    Tell her to return the Golan Heights

  • FerCat

    Bring ‘Broads’ back! :)

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  • laura

    YES! This is great!

  • persononhere

    this girl is a moron, an ugly one

  • Visitor

    Ppl under 35–both male and female–are called girls/boys. Once they hit 35, that’s when we age them and start using “woman.”

  • Visitor

    Ppl under 35–both male and female–are called girls/boys. Once they hit 35, that’s when we age them and start using “woman.”

  • marti

    Oh lord, is she for real?!!?

  • bh

    I never call women girls, I call them b*tches.

  • deb dobbin

    This is where feminism loses most of their smart women… wtf is wrong with this stupid celebrity? Like how clueless do you have to be? there are women being beaten in other countries still for being raped. there are women in our own country earning less than men… Is this nut case serious? like when does the happen in reality? a woman walks into a restaurant or
    anywhere and some one calls out, “hey girl.” NO, THEY FUCKING DON’T… They don’t say, Hi girl, or hi woman, This doesn’t exist. what a complete waste of air time… she put make up on… she said she was sorry but this had to be said… OMG, the petty stupidity of the far right liberals is why we get such a bad rap…. knock this shit off already! grow the fuck up… some women would give anything to be called a girl instead of ma’am. like when do we finally get rid of our great big “offended buttons” and like grow up…….