Mayim Bialik, aside from starring in tremendously unfunny sitcoms, has taken to dabbling in the feminism. We say dabbling because she has yet to acquire facial piercings, blue-colored hair, and excessive amounts of adipose tissue around her midsection. Baby steps, guys. In fact this is a bit of a shift for Mayim, who nailed it the other day on feminists and Islam. So we’re sorry to see the shift back to petty non-issues like this.
Mayim Bialik made a video lamenting the oppressiveness of the word “girl.” Not joking…
We have to stop calling women “girls.”
So, 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.
Case in point. You would never say to someone, “go ask that boy behind the bank counter if the notary is here today.” We never call men “boys” because it’s demeaning and emasculating.
Contrary to her claims, guys get called “boy” all the time. At every age. There’s nothing demeaning or emasculating about it. In fact, being called “boy” passes unnoticed almost every time. There exist multitudes of words to describe the lady-persons, Mayim. They’re called synonyms.
Throwing a hissy fit about something as silly as “girl” vs “woman” is, dare I say, childish. Not nearly as childish as the humor on Big Bang Theory, but close.
It’s always cute to see feminists complain about their first world problems. Like fantasy wage gaps or the lack of paid menstrual leave. You know how to tell when you’re living the high life? It’s when being called a girl is the worst offense you can muster.
The truth is feminists in the west have very little to complain about, so they turn to manufacturing outrage. For example, claiming we live in a “rape culture.” The low supply of actual sexism makes feminists bored. That boredom is what blesses us with nonsensical “nasty woman” poems by washed-up actresses and pussy-hatted women’s marches to protest so-called violations of women’s rights.
Though, the specific rights being violated always seem to slip their minds. How convenient.
Speaking of women’s marches…