Girl is a four letter word says Mayim Bialik. The Big Bang Theory actress has blossomed from a girl to woman and thinks referring to her as a girl is sexist. Bialik noted that language affects the way we view the world according to Sapir–Whorf theory as demonstrated in the award winning movie Arrival.
“The terms we’re using for women are outdated and insensitive,” Bialik insisted in a rant against men. “And they assume a structure of power where men are on the top and women are on the bottom.”
Bialik proudly explained how she condescendingly corrects men for using the G-word. She graciously acknowledged that some women don’t mind being seen as diminutive.
Commenters pointed out that men are also frequently called boys as a term of endearment as well as in numerous expressions contrary to claims otherwise. Bialik took offense to the mansplaining and resorted to accusations of sexism.
“Patriarchy much!?” she wrote.
Bialik is absolutely right. Words do shape our world. And when you use words like patriarchy, mansplaining, privilege and other incendiary terms you are framing the world as us against them. The only mind you change is your own. Boxing yourself in as a victim and seeing oppression everywhere, even an innocuous comment at a bar.
The social justice warrior (SJW) must have only recently woke because she has referred to herself as a girl multiple times on Big Bang Theory. Amy (Bialik) emphatically affirms she’s a girl in order to be included in girl’s night in “The 21-Second Excitation.” She also has no objection when Penny (Kaley Cuoco) suggests a game of boys versus girls in “The Re-Entry Minimization.”
Have you ever used or been called the G-word?