At what age is a female considered a woman?

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Some people say 18, but I personally think 18 is still young and they haven't fully matured enough to be called women. I also think there is no set age for it... I consider married females and mothers women.

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It depends what you mean. I no longer consider myself to be a girl in the same sense I don't consider myself a child.
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(Original post by kmt doe)
I consider married females and mothers women.
Excellent! I'm nearly 50 and still a girl!
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I'll say 20.
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yeah its a difficult one.

Its the same with guys, obviously 18 year olds arent boys but they arent men either.

Girls and boys are children. In that sense an 18 year old female is not a girl, but then not a woman. Im 20 and i feel too young to be called a woman.
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For me it more depends on how the person acts/looks. Of course the age plays a part too but it has to be alongside those things (how they act and look).
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I understand what you mean, but some women never get married and have children and yes, I still think they are women!

Perhaps there should be more criteria than that for becoming a woman. Perhaps, additionally, a girl could become a woman once she's become fully independent from parents and begun her own life? That could mean a husband or family, but also a career maybe?
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Biologically, it's when you're able to have a child, Legally, it's 18. Psychologically, well, that's a whole another issue that's hard to say for sure.
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To be a woman is to be an adult female. Everybody is different, but whether you're talking about the end of puberty or when somebody becomes responsible and really "grows up" mentally can vary in age. I am a woman, and I'm 20, if it matters.
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When she's old enough to bleed
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Once she has flown from the nest, same with men.
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funny as **** and probably true
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Erm...21?
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18, but it depends on how mature the person is i guess.
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(Original post by kmt doe)
Some people say 18, but I personally think 18 is still young and they haven't fully matured enough to be called women. I also think there is no set age for it... I consider married females and mothers women.

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It has more to do with maturity than age I think. Older people tend to call a female a young woman as soon as she speaks to them as a woman, from what I have seen. Therefore, a 16 year old or a 17 year old girl could still be considered a woman if they act 'maturely'. :L
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21. Standardly. For both aswell I think.

BUT that's just a generalisation. Sometimes the maturity level and the label of man and woman doesn't really correlate.
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Depends on maturity.
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In our culture, I'd say it's when you leave home. The people I know who have stayed at home throughout university are plainly not as grown up as the ones who left home.

Still, university doesn't count as fully moving out, university is a sort of initiation ritual/sandbox where the privileged send their kids to be put through their paces but not quite left to sink or swim. Same for "gap yah" type excursions. In the bad old days it used to be boarding school and national service.
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The moment they have their period, so about 13.
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