I already said that it’s fine for women to refer to each other that way if they want to, although I still don’t understand why they’d want to. Part of rape culture is the belief that females exist for the pleasure and entertainment of men, which also implies that they are not equals — instead they are Girls, Girls, Girls!

It’s not the only element of rape culture, but it is an important one.

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