So, in the realm of the English language a 'girl' might be a female between 3 and 13 years old? An adolescent perhaps between 13 and 17 years old? Can we drop the term 'girl' for adult women? Do we call a 25 year old man a 'boy'? And just in case anyone reading thinks 'What a crazy feminist!' Sure, I'm a feminist: I believe in equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity rights in employment and within the laws of Canada, seems a very reasonable stand.
Fortunately, I am in a profession that is mostly fair towards women (medicine). Just don't call me a girl.
i'm over 40, consider myself a bit of a feminist, and have absolutely no issue with being referred to as a 'girl'. big deal.