History Main / Tomboy

7th Aug '17 12:50:11 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway.

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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway. \n Tomboys can also be divided into two separate types, such as lesbian, and straight Tomboys.
6th Aug '17 11:01:03 PM LegitimateIdiot
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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway. Tomboys can also be divided into two separate types, such as lesbian, and straight.

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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway. Tomboys can also be divided into two separate types, such as lesbian, and straight.\n
6th Aug '17 10:17:05 AM ToxicHolyGrenade
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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway.

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In story, justifications also vary. Some girls might just enjoy doing boyish things more. Perhaps she's [[DaddysGirl daddy's little girl]] and so wants to do things with him. A similar possibility is that she was RaisedByDudes. Maybe she has no brothers and so the father raises his daughter the way he would a son. It could be that she has no sisters but several brothers, and to be included with them she engages in boyish activities. Or maybe she is socially awkward and simply wants to go somewhere where she thinks the awkwardness will be accepted because she is a "foreign visitor" anyway.
anyway. Tomboys can also be divided into two separate types, such as lesbian, and straight.
1st May '17 7:13:02 AM annette12
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* '''UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy:''' A tomboy who reluctantly wears girly clothes or is involved in feminine activities.



* '''[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]]''': Sadly one of the negative aspects that seems to follow tomboys in many forms of media. Usually they will either feel IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy or believe they need a GirlinessUpgrade to get the guy's attention.
22nd Feb '17 1:13:54 PM ANTMuddle
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* '''TomboyAngst:''' She secretly hates being identified as a tomboy.
26th Jan '17 5:50:39 AM TroperNo9001
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* '''OneOfTheBoys:''' Tomboys often pal around with male friends instead of having girlfriends. They play male games (baseball instead of softball), and might even be accepted as just "one of the boys". She might be rude, and use crude or less-refined slang like a boy. She spits, bleeds, and plays in the dirt, without caring about getting dirty. She'd never say something like "I broke a nail"... unless the context is something like "Aw, ''dammit'', I broke a nail."

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* '''OneOfTheBoys:''' Tomboys often pal around with male friends instead of having girlfriends.female friends. They play male games (baseball instead of softball), and might even be accepted as just "one of the boys". She might be rude, and use crude or less-refined slang like a boy. She spits, bleeds, and plays in the dirt, without caring about getting dirty. She'd never say something like "I broke a nail"... unless the context is something like "Aw, ''dammit'', I broke a nail."
11th Nov '16 3:04:46 PM Berrenta
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However, even where gender roles are relatively lax or fluid, choices made regarding media consumption, recreation, and fashion, remain segregated for the most part. Thus the Tomboy remains a current figure and a popular one for various reasons: A woman might chafe at how "femininity" limits her choices and find a like minded heroine [[GirlsNeedRoleModels empowering]]; boys might find a girl who [[OtakuSurrogate likes the things they do]] more relatable. Tomboys are often seen as a great way to appeal to both male and female demographics with the same characters. For still others, a love of Tomboys may have nothing to do with their opinion on gender. The audience finds (minor) transgressions of accepted roles "cute" or funny. A great deal of media takes this latter position, sometimes presenting the Tomboy as sympathetic but, in the end, immature or even troubled.

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However, even where gender roles are relatively lax or fluid, choices made regarding media consumption, recreation, and fashion, remain segregated for the most part. Thus the Tomboy remains a current figure and a popular one for various reasons: A woman might chafe at how "femininity" limits her choices and find a like minded heroine [[GirlsNeedRoleModels empowering]]; empowering; boys might find a girl who [[OtakuSurrogate likes the things they do]] more relatable. Tomboys are often seen as a great way to appeal to both male and female demographics with the same characters. For still others, a love of Tomboys may have nothing to do with their opinion on gender. The audience finds (minor) transgressions of accepted roles "cute" or funny. A great deal of media takes this latter position, sometimes presenting the Tomboy as sympathetic but, in the end, immature or even troubled.
4th Nov '16 4:34:10 AM TheKaizerreich
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The SpearCounterpart is InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, for a male who does things which are stereotypically 'girly'.

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The SpearCounterpart is tropes are InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, for a male who does things which are stereotypically 'girly'.
considered'girly' and OtokonokoGenre (known as "Tomgirl" in the West), a genre about male crossdressers/male-to-female transsexuals who simply ''are'' girly.
3rd Aug '16 11:08:42 AM acrobox
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* '''TomboyishPonytail, TomboyishSidetails:''' Other go-to hairstyles.

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* '''TomboyishPonytail, TomboyishSidetails:''' '''TomboyishPonytail:''' Other go-to hairstyles.
16th Jul '16 6:02:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* '''UsedToBeATomboy:''' A character who is a girly girl who used to be a tomboy in the past.
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