lulad (lulad) wrote in linguaphiles,

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Something that has conused me for awhile (Japanese related)

Girls using boku. I thought I remember reading in every book on Japanese that boku is for boys or is boyish, but it seems even the girliest of girls will use it. Do they use it to make a statement or something? Like some kind of feminist thing?  I hear Ayumi Hamasaki use it constantly in her music, and many other female artists as well. And Ayu does have a number of feminist/girl power songs (my name's WOMEN, Real Me), so that's why I'm wondering if her using it has something to do with that.

And another thing, if it's this widely used, why do even the most recent books say it is used by boys?

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