WOMEN
03/24/2017 03:16 pm ET Updated Mar 24, 2017

Mayim Bialik Is Sick Of People Calling Women 'Girls'

“We never call men boys because it’s demeaning and emasculating.”

Actress Mayim Bialik has had enough of a people calling grown women “girls.”

On March 23, “The Big Bang Theory” star posted a powerful video — which has garnered 1.5 million views — to her Facebook page in which she urges people to think about the language they use when describing women.

“When we use words to describe adult women that are typically used to describe children, it changes the way we view women — even unconsciously, so that we don’t equate them with adult men,” she says. “In fact, it implies that they’re inferior to men.” 

Bialik goes on to explain:

Maybe if we start using language that elevates women and doesn’t equate them with sweet, small, cuddly, tender things, we’ll start treating them as more than that as well.

Preach, woman, preach!

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