When I was in my ’20s, I would get furious if someone referred to me as a girl. I would open my big mouth to correct them. “I am woman, hear me roar.”
In the last number of years. I find myself referring to other females as “girls.” I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. It just slips out. I know where it’s coming from. I want to be a girl. I want to be young again with my whole career ahead of me.
Instead, I’m an elderly woman pretending to be young. While I’m working, I feel young. It works very well until I pass a mirror. Then I scream in horror. Who is that senior woman looking back at me?
My friend, Kent Karosen, Managing Director/Partner of Cantor Fitzgerald, and author “Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?” hates when I call the women in his office, “girls.” The ladies are in their late 20’s, so to me they are “girls.” He is always correcting me. It’s embarrassing, especially since I have been a career woman all my life.
I also recently read that actress Mayim Bialik really dislikes when people calling women “girls”. She also did a YouTube video about it. The Big Bang Theory star wants people to think about the language they use when describing women. She is really passionate about it. Her video generated over 44,000 views. She makes some great points. I hope you watch it.
Comedian Tim Allen was first. Now, four-time Emmy-award nominee actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has agreed to be the featured personality for the August Waterpik® Water Flosser Celebrity Auction.
The Auction Began August 25 at http://www.AuctionCause.com
Every month, I have to find a well-known personality who is willing to sign a Waterpik Water Flosser so we can auction it off to raise funds for Hope Lives, a charity in Colorado whose mission is to provide those touched by breast cancer the support, knowledge, and care needed to complement their medical treatment.
The auction started August 25 and will run for 10 days. Bialik is best known for her lead role in the NBC show Blossom and more recently as Amy Farrah Fowler on one of America’s top comedy series, The Big Bang Theory. She also has a PhD in neuroscience and is the mother of two boys
Bialik is also known for playing the young Bette Midler in “Beaches” when she was 12. She has had guest roles on some of television’s most beloved shows of the 1980s and 1990s, such as “MacGyver,” “Webster,” “Facts of Life,” and “Murphy Brown.” She has appeared in Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water,” HBO’s “Fat Actress,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and in several episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In 2014, Mayim joined Peter Funt in the TV Land relaunch of the original hidden camera reality show, “Candid Camera.”
Bialik is the author of two books: Beyond the Sling (March 2012, Simon and Schuster) and Mayim’s Vegan Table (February 2014, Da Capo Press). Bialik was born in San Diego, California to first-generation Jewish American parents, documentary filmmakers and teachers. Mayim earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies, and went on to the PhD program in Neuroscience, also at UCLA. In the fall of 2007, she completed her doctorate, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Bialik is also the founder of Grok Nation, an online community for people of all ages and backgrounds to dive deep into conversations on contemporary issues. The site hopes to lead to offline action, mobilizing individuals toward changing the world as a community.
Hope Lives provides not only emotional support, but a full complementary care program to help breast cancer survivors manage their daily routines. Waterpik® supports Hope Lives throughout the year through sales of their Pink Designer Series Water Flossers.