Don't call me girl. I'm a woman

Galloway, Kate (2012) Don't call me girl. I'm a woman. Amicae Curiae, 1 August 2012.

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[Extract] Twitter has been abuzz since the start of the Olympic coverage, with the observation of Australian commentators' use of 'girl/s' to describe women competitors. The complaint that women have about this language is its capacity to diminish women’s athletic achievement and infantilise them. Many disagree with this interpretation, pointing out that our male athletes are also called 'boys' or 'lads'. So why do many women feel so strongly about being called 'girls' in this context?

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Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 05:36
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality @ 100%
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