I was wondering... when does a girl become a woman... Up till now I've always called myself a girl not a woman Now pretty soon I'll be 24 and that still seems quite young to me plus I'm not really responsible for anything except myself - I'm only semi-independent as I still need my parents to bail me out with rent and stuff every now and then So is it an age you reach?.... Is it when you can say you're totally independent?... Is it when you get married?... Is it when you become a mother?... Just what is the difference between a girl and a woman?