Why girls become tomboys

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Who is a tomboy?

Why they act the way they do

when you find someone running fast in one direction then you can conclude that he doesn’t want to be in the opposite direction

- Anon

I’m watching my mother. And I’m like “Wait a minute!” She’s going over to work. She comes home. She’s cooking. She’s washing clothes. She’s washing dishes… Ironing his boxers. But even though my father did cook from time to time… We loved for him to cook. ’Cause he could cook! She could cook too, but it was just special cause he did it. And then on like Saturdays… he would go and bring in crabs… So it was exciting, watching all of this go on. meanwhile , my mother’s in there, ironing clothes. I didn’t like her role. It was always like, “I’m not gonna be waiting on any man.

“Did I want to be like my mother? Absolutely not. because I thought she lived a pretty boring life…. She used to play bridge. That did not seem to be the least bit interesting to me. Playing bridge. And like my mother, my mother was always — alright, here it comes — was always weaker. She always seemed to be weaker than my father. All ways. Like everything. like she didn’t appear to be as smart as my father. She didn’t appear to be as physically capable as my father. She didn’t do all that fun stuff that my father did. She did boring things. Like play bridge. And shop.”

“if women are prey, and men are predators, then it’s not safe to be a girl” .

-a tomboy, somewhere

“I couldn’t accept the weakness, passivity, and powerlessness that such ‘femaleness’ required . — Anon

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Adeyinka forces things living in her head to pay rent. She also tries to mind her business. https://adeyinka.net/

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Adeyinka Adegbenro

Adeyinka forces things living in her head to pay rent. She also tries to mind her business. https://adeyinka.net/