Girl Versus Woman

Taxi Driver: Ha Auntie! So you be woman?

Single Female Adult: What do you mean? (Obviously confused because I don't believe I look like a man).

Taxi Driver: I be think say you be girl

Single Female Adult: Huh! (Obviously still confused)

Taxi Driver: I see the pampers wen you buy for your pikin (child), so you be woman na! You no get woman body at all (I guess this means I am not big or fat or whatever a woman should look like). How old your pikin (child) be?

Single Female Adult: One (I have no idea why I said that, maybe to just end the awkward conversation or to keep the respect he had decided I deserved just because he thought I was a 'woman').

blog arts2This strange conversation (maybe, not so strange if you really think about it) occurred between a taxi driver and I, a while back.

It begs the question: what actually categorises a female as a girl or a woman? Is it

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