Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I recently wrote about being “ma’amed” and “babydolled” but neither of these bothered me much. I just thought it was odd since they were so different and were used to address me within minutes of each other. But I do have a pet peeve when it comes to a generic name for women. I don’t enjoy in a professional environment being ‘girled”. Is this considered acceptable now? I just finished a first contact professional work phone call in which I got an “ok girl” at the end…wtf? Then my doctor the other day who happens to be like 60 said “girl you’ve lost some weight since the last time I saw you”. I’m 42 so I’m just not sure the term girl is appropriate anymore. Would anyone call a 42 year old male a boy? Hmmm.

Cat “Woman” Cathy

1 comment:

"joe" said...

Damn thats rude! especially if you are being called a "girl" by a professional associate or your doctor. Its inapropriate on that level, I can see how any woman would see it as condescending, pretty chauvinistic. I think its a similar situation in the case of males and what constitutes "men" or "guys"...being either referred to as "sir" or "dude", I get referred to as the latter more often..not sure what to think about that.