When should you use 女子 vs, 女の子?


#1

They both mean girl, but is there a contextual difference between them? Is one more polite than the other maybe?


"Girl"/"Woman"
Young lady, young woman, young girl, girl
#2

Not intending to be critical or harsh, but there are several dozen topics on this where the discussion has played out about as much as it can.


#3

https://community.wanikani.com/search?q=女子%20vs%20女の子