In the military, this one comes up all the time. It’s embedded in our everyday culture. Women and men both use it frequently. They use the label ‘girl’ as an insult.
“Hurry up, ladies” when guys are taking forever to change or catch up or complete a task.
“You hit like a girl” when someone is weak
“Suck it up, girlie” when someone is being a pansy
“You’re such a little girl” when someone complains
It’s insulting. It’s degrading. Find something else to use. Girls and women are not weak and they do not have less worth than boys and men. How can you possibly even think that of the half of the species that has to go through friggin’ childbirth, for crying out loud?
And on that note, I love this ad: