New Girl is a sitcom that aired in 2011 that follows the adventures of Jessica Day, an elementary school teacher. The title of the show states the gender of the main character, but leaves her age ambiguous. The term girl can mean many different ages, however Jacqueline Reid-Walsh’s essay “Girlhood,” defines being a girl as a female the age 18 or younger. Jess is in her early thirties, and yet she is still considered a girl. If Jess is still considered a “girl,” is she still in girlhood”? If so, at what point does she become a woman and enter womanhood? Jess is single, so does womanhood have something to do with marital status? And if that is the case, then are females who never get married always considered girls? By including the term “girl” in the title, the producers of the show put these questions in the minds of the audience. Whether Jess is considered a girl or a woman, she is a strong character who provides comic relief to America every Wednesday night.