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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 6 months ago

Why do women say this but men do not?

Women talk about their friends as ‘girlfriends’ eg I went shopping with a girlfriend yesterday. Yet a (straight) guy will never say ‘ I had a drink with my boyfriend’ why the difference and who is correct?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Because men are so homophobic they're afraid to just sit next to each other on public transit for fear of people thinking they're gay. Homophobia is the reason.

    • Shawn6 months agoReport

      Lol what. Girlfriend/boyfriend usually means you're dating that person. Friends is the right word. Don't get me started on that transit thing, that's some bullshit. When my best buddy comes over we have a couple drinks, he doesn't drive home, we watch a movie and pass out beside each other.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    girls have friends who are girls

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    its just the way they talk

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  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Because women are a lot less likely to say I went drinking with the girls when men always say I went drinking with the boys. Many find girl derogatory and they find it better even to mask it as girlfriend

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  • 6 months ago

    Because we have drinks with our buds, homies, pals, etc.

    • Shawn6 months agoReport

      Feminism is cancer

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Wômėn are accepd by socieal standards to

    act feminin & call oher females their gf bu

    us hetero guys do not have that luxury sadly.

    • Shawn6 months agoReport

      Is common knowledge that your boyfriend/girlfriend is someone you're dating. This is a idiotic feminist leftist question.

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  • 6 months ago

    Women aren't as phobic as men about same-gender anything.

    I'm a straight guy and no way would I ever refer to another guy as my "boyfriend".

    • Shawn6 months agoReport

      Lol stupid. Boyfriend/girlfriend is a universal term for someone you're dating. I sleep beside by guy friend all the time when we drink on Saturday.

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  • Kyle
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    we say bros. i had a drink with my bro.

    • Shawn6 months agoReport

      Get out of here with your common sense.

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  • 6 months ago

    I don't say "girlfriend" it is weird--unless I was dating that girl-she's my friend--not my girlfriend--not sure how that whole usage thing happened-I also think it is odd.

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  • Jon
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    They're both "correct". Language is not always perfectly consistent.

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