have you ever heard people complain about how like, some people call women "girls" but don't call men "boys"
i've often seen this as some sort of argument to epically own the libs by proving that since many trans women refer to themselves and other women as "girls" they must be pedophiles. or some weird shit like that
i used to actually find this weird myself (not trans people in particular, just generally) and i do still use "women" and "men" when referring to adults and myself because it feels more correct, but i've developed the impression that the only people who actually call women girls but don't do the same for boys are just old men lol. like, it feels to me like the terms girl and boy are used much more commonly by all women but you never see a man referring to a group of men as "boys" unless they're like, under the age of 30
so maybe as usual it's just a bunch of weird old dudes complaining about some shit no one does except them. ye olde projection