Women, Girls and their "Girlfriends"?

Started by Pacman7331, Aug 28, 2010, 08:00 PM

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Pacman7331

Aug 28, 2010, 08:00 PM Last Edit: Aug 28, 2010, 08:02 PM by Pacman7331
I've often wondered why women call their female friends "girlfriends"? It always puts me off guard and i'm immediately trying to figure out if she means that she is in a lesbian relationship.

When did this start?
Am I the only one who is perplexed by this?
Was this started by feminism in order to promote the psychological ease of becoming lesbian?
Why don't women find this language strange?
Wouldn't it be weird if I called all my male friends "boyfriends" but just was referring to a friend?

Looking it up in the dictionary:

Girlfriend:

a regular female companion with whom a person has a romantic or sexual relationship : his girlfriend is Australian.
• a woman's female friend.

Boyfriend:

a regular male companion with whom one has a romantic or sexual relationship.

Obvious difference there. So I look it up in another dictionary online:

boy·friend   [boi-frend]  Show IPA
-noun
1.
a frequent or favorite male companion; beau.
2.
a male friend.
3.
a male lover.

girl·friend   [gurl-frend]  Show IPA
-noun
1.
a frequent or favorite female companion; sweetheart.
2.
a female friend.


OK. But really - i'm pretty sure this is a new innovation - what do you all think - is lesbian feminism behind this?


PaulGuelph

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Aug 28, 2010, 09:23 PM Last Edit: Aug 28, 2010, 09:28 PM by PaulGuelph
Men are extremely afraid to be thought of as gay.  :yikes:

So, no man will call his male friend a 'boyfriend'.

Same reason why all men's shorts reach to the knee or below.  Every man is scared.   :rolle:

This is an example of where men have put the chains on themselves and only we men can remove them.

Do we feel jealous because women have not chained themselves as we have?  Rather than being jealous of someone else's freedom, we should get a little freedom for ourselves.
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Pacman7331

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Aug 28, 2010, 09:28 PM Last Edit: Aug 28, 2010, 09:34 PM by Pacman7331
Scared huh... I think we just have higher standards.

I'm certainly not jealous of women for their low standards. No and I wouldn't want to imitate them either.

It really makes no sense to be deceptive in that way unless your trying to produce homosexual innuendo.

Perhaps some women don't know that and just do it because their friends do it - but I suspect it was started by the gay agenda to promote a zeitgeist of homosexuality.

PaulGuelph

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It really makes no sense to be deceptive in that way unless your trying to produce homosexual innuendo.


You are right Pacman, that this is also an aspect of it.
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