Robinson Crusoe

In terms of this novel, is Girl Friday a degrading title?

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I've never thought of this statement in these terms. True, Friday was Crusoe's slave on the island. None-the-less, Girl Friday, was a term used to describe a secretary. I have never understood this title to be derogatory to women, nor, have I ever personally heard of this comparison. "Girl Fridays" were among the first group of woman to embark on careers. They loved their jobs, often quit to have families, but also found new opportunities. In researching the etymology of the term, there is definite evidence of a correlation between the slave (Friday) and the term. None-the-less, in my opinion, degrading is a harsh term. What do you think?