Tomboy Stereotypes

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Roughly two years ago, my cousins from Glenwood Springs, Colorado – located west of Denver – came to Nebraska to visit us over the summer. Throughout our “catching up”, I mentioned my passion for playing sports. In the midst of our conversation regarding school, I explained the different sports I played and my positions and one of my cousins called me a “tomboy”. I immediately felt offended and clarified to them how although I play an ample amount of sports, I still dress “girly” and am unquestionably not dyke. Of course, I was oblivious and as my knowledge on tomboys expanded, I have felt extremely embarrassed for my ignorance.
The lack of knowledge in today’s society reflects to reactions of discrimination and favoritism; two particular groups – metrosexuals and tomboys – are examples. My judgment and understanding of being classified as a tomboy was misled by society’s attitude for anyone not adapted to its norm. After my cousins explained to me that I was given a compliment, not an insult, I
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