The tomboy conjures an image of a girl in overalls and baseball hats, wearing short hair and nondescript shoes. Many girls, of course, exhibit both girly and tomboy traits, and the infinite shades in between. Nevertheless, the tomboy is an overlooked part of how American society understands gender, race, class, and sexuality. And as attitudes toward all those categories change and evolve, the relevance and appropriateness of the tomboy label is uncertain. Tomboyism became pervasive in the United States in the mid- to lates. Amid fears that white people would become a minority as more immigrants arrived and abolition neared, white women were encouraged to lead more active, outdoorsy lifestyles.
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Top definition. Tomboys give 0 fucks about whats going on or who talks about them. They'd rather spend the day in the mud wrestling with their friends then to stay inside painting their nails. A tomboy doesn't have to play a sport. Tons of girly girls play sports so it doesn't really matter. I already made plans to play football at the park with the guys.
Prince said. The book was a critical success. Reading such stories, and perhaps enacting the adventures they described or just imagining doing so was once a treasured rite of female passage. But such heroines are far harder to find, at least identified as such, in the literature of It feels retro, this affirmative way of talking about a girl who likes boy things, as if boy things were better. She may be applauded for transcending another paradigm the dread princess , with her ball gowns, glitter and wands or monitored closely for signs to her adult orientation. But some two decades later, Ingrid Bowman, 43, an engineer who lives in Raleigh, N. Bowman said. She looks awesome.
Harding played the role of tomboy athlete, which was not a traditional female figure skating archetype. But the traditional ice skating establishment was immune to her tomboy charms. In Tomboy , a French movie released last fall, the main character is an androgynous girl who purposely passes as a boy. RUBY, although she was something of a tomboy , was a pretty and clever girl. Fanny was what the children called a " tomboy ," and always preferred the boys' sports, the more daring the better. Hans hadn't expected this cousin from the city to be such a tomboy.