Monday, 19 May 2014

The W Word

Britney Spears once sang,

"I'm not a girl, not yet a woman"

(Yes, I am quoting Britney Spears, don't worry, I'm not planning on making a habit of it) 

Now Britney can spout some crap occasionally, but you know what? I'm 38 years old and I am FED UP of companies stealing my status as a woman and trying to turn me into a girl.

Firstly, how does a girl drive?

Because if I hear the jingle on the radio that goes, "Drive like a girl" one more time then my radio is going to see if it can fly without wings (Westlife lyrics? Oh this shit just gets better and better) 

How does a girl drive? No please, tell me, because I'm under the impression that girls cannot drive, because they are too young! Women drive cars, Young women if you wish, but not girls.

Why do you steal our womanhood from us. 

And don't think Boots can escape my wrath.

"Here come the girls, girls. Here come the girls"

Boots, WOMEN, they are women. they are obviously women. Tell me Boots, why you want to play us like this?

Why do advertising agencies want to portray as as girls? Is woman a dirty word? Does it have undesirable connotations that I as a WOMAN am not aware of? Should I be ashamed of myself?

And I am sure there are lots of other examples out there of companies using the term "girls" instead of women, aren't there?

If you can think of others, please let me know.

And I want to know how you feel about being called a girl instead of a woman.

And how DOES a girl drive? Because this is going to bug me until I find out the answer.

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x



  1. This "girl" apparently drives like a rally driver, and sometimes scares the shit out of her male passenger*! As to Boots ads - alienating male customers much?
    *I'm a very safe driver, who *does* drive like a rally driver on roads I've driven for years....unknown roads I'm very safe!

  2. This is one of those things which really annoys me! It's rather belittling. I often correct the boy "Daddy is a man, Emma is a girl". No, I'm a woman. Is this stuff taught in schools?


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