Although I agree with Jim on the term “pre-pubescent” which means before the onset of puberty, I agree with you on the rest. Words matter. They influence our perceptions in both subtle and overt ways. It’s time to stop referring to adult women as girls.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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