Meanwhile, in the UK....
It is forbidden to "refer to female pupils as 'girls' or 'ladies' because it 'reminds them of their gender.'" What? From The Telegraph:
Natasha Devon told headteachers of the country’s leading girls’ schools that they should be using gender-neutral language when they address their students, and added that the same applied for boys. Speaking at the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, she said that she would “never walk into a room in an-all girls’ school and say girls or ladies” because it was “patronising”. (Read more...)