Many cultures have traditional customs to mark the "coming of age" of a girl or boy, to recognize their transition to adulthood, or to mark other milestones of their journey to maturity as children.Japan has a coming-of-age ritual called Shichi-Go-San (七五三), which literally means "Seven-Five-Three".This usage may be considered derogatory or disrespectful in professional or other formal contexts, just as the term boy can be considered disparaging when applied to an adult man. It can also be used deprecatively when used to discriminate against children ("you're just a girl").In casual context, the word has positive uses, as evidenced by its use in titles of popular music.Some women did become literate and were scholars, however, such as Hypatia.Girls' formal education has traditionally been considered far less important than that of boys.
Confirmation is a ceremony common to many Christian denominations for both boys and girls, usually taking place when the child is in their teen years.
Her tutors were the most trusted advisors of her mother.
She grew up to take on an important role by taking on the duties of a queen while her mother was pharaoh.
It has been used playfully for people acting in an energetic fashion (Canadian singer Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous Girl") or as a way of unifying women of all ages on the basis of their once having been girls (American country singer Martina Mc Bride's "This One's for the Girls"). The status of girls throughout world history is closely related to the status of women in any culture.
Where women enjoy a more equal status with men, girls benefit from greater attention to their needs.Her education was for the most part ignored by Henry VIII.