ELLE (Canada) - - Radar -

I’d like to sug­gest that we get rid of a phrase I used to abuse but now ab­hor: “girl crush.” The sen­ti­ment be­hind a good old-fash­ioned “OMG, I’m, like, to­tally ob­sessed with her” feel­ing is real and awe­some, but the word “crush” im­plies that we’re car­ry­ing an ac­tual ro­man­tic flame for a woman (Can you imag­ine? Oh, right, lots of peo­ple do.), and re­fer­ring to women as girls is very “Don Draper’s typ­ing pool.” We’re bet­ter than that. KATHRYN HUD­SON

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