Sunday, March 24, 2013
Were You A Tomboy?
A tomboy is defined as a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors typical of boys, such as wearing masculine clothing and playing boyish games. The term is sometimes used positively but is often a criticism -- a girl's unfeminine behavior can be viewed as socially improper.
Girls who behave like boys are usually cut some slack whereas boys who act like girls are treated harshly. Why is that? Why are girls allowed to explore both spheres while boys are imprisoned in masculinity?
I'm curious about your thoughts, even if you weren't a tomboy. Our social attitudes affect how we relate to others and everyone has an opinion on gender roles. So please spill!