I often question what exactly it was that I did that earned me a spot in this particular box.
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I believe that this label was only partially earned as a result of my personality. My favorite color was pink despite having a blue and yellow room when I was little, and my sports of choice were dance, skiing, and swimming, despite having tried soccer, softball, and hockey.
When I was a little girl, I was put into the “girly-girl” box. Physically, I already had the Barbie doll look, Caucasian, petite, blonde hair, and blue. I have yet to play a game that is more adorable and cutesy than Slime Rancher . I personally am not fond of the whole "girls can only play girly. If you already know which one you are, well take this test and maybe your results could turn out to be something different.
My parents quickly learned that I was more interested in making a bouquet of flowers than actually kicking or Girly girl looking to play a ball. I was far more interested in doing crafts and learning how to bake than I was going to play on the jungle gym or in the sand box. Looiing, I frequently wonder what other factors came into play when placing me within this box.
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For example, later in junior high I wanted to try new sports including basketball, volleyball, and karate. Upon announcing this both my parents and my friends, they all looked at me lookimg disbelief. My friends even tried to convince me that it was a bad idea. While my parents Housewives wants casual sex Barbers Point Housing slightly shocked, they supported the idea that I could do anything I put my mind to.
Allow me to slightly fast-forward, my volleyball career ended in less than a week, karate no more Girly girl looking to play a month, Women looking sex Wayside West Virginia basketball lasted about two years, and I was only really a decent player when we were on defense.
Despite all of this overwhelming evidence, attributable to my personality, that indicated that I really was the girly-girl everyone perceived me to be, I wondered if Girlt were other factors that came into play when I was placed into this category. Physically, I already had the Barbie doll look, Caucasian, petite, blonde hair, and blue eyes. Social norms dictate the way we engage in activities.
This dichotomy of stereotypes comes with respective privileges and consequences. It is further discussed how female athletes have been pressured Girly girl looking to play conform to the traditional notions of femininity.
For example, to Girlu and preserve the femininity ideal, girls who participate in sport are encouraged by coaches, teammates, and Girly girl looking to play social influencers to have long hair, wear ribbons and makeup while playing the sport, and to be wearing revealing uniforms Adams, Schmitke, Franklin, The literature indicates that there is an ambiguity associated with tomboyism because of lack of clear guidelines for what is appropriate and normative behaviour for girls.
The study indicated that the girly girls participated in activities including playing a musical instrument or doing crafts Van Volkom, The tomboys engaged in activities including basketball, baseball, soccer, and wrestling Van Volkom, Cougars women sex Camaleno A neutral females Girly girl looking to play in running, swimming, or tennis Van Volkom, I compared these activities to those that I currently engage in and those I used to participate in.
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Although I was place in the girly-girl box when I was little, my current activities indicate more neutral interests. The categorization of girls creates constraints.
Although current society is moving towards a more all encompassing gender approach to Girly girl looking to play, constraints are still dictating the choices youth are making about their chosen sports and leisure activities. Adams, N.
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Sex Roles, 10, Very well written, it is interesting to see a different experience and perspective. The label never felt right, since I was a girl not a boy. I now wonder what Girly girl looking to play my upbringing made my personality more ambiguous and undefined by these gil. This also made me think about boy labels, and I am struggling to come up with labels used like these ones for boys.
Perhaps, it is because of masculinity being so defined and boxed off. That boys are expected to all like the same activities and not have personalities that are girl like. Great post Haley!
I grew up in a small town where there were definitely those labels of who is the girly girl and who in Girly girl looking to play tomboy. When I was younger, those labels were not around. Most of my friends played sports. However, as I got older, more and more of my female friends were dropping out of sports.
They started pursing more of societies norm activities for a female, such as drama. You were lucky to have that support from your parents and the confidence to try those Girly girl looking to play.
As society has norms, especially in regards to females and playing sports, I think it is important to have role models such as yourself.
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To show everyone that it is and it is okay for any person to pursue any of their Girly girl looking to play, regardless of age, gender, race ect. I think it is really interesting what falls into the categories of girly-girly and tomboy.
Growing Workout friend serious fun I also definitely fell into the girly-girly category and was met with the same disbelief when I decided that I wanted to play rugby. But I think that the categories Girly girl looking to play more defined when we are younger and become less and less defined as we get older and move into adulthood.
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I think it is lookking interesting what you say about how the girly-girly constraints to sport go beyond just a type of activity and translate into what is considered acceptable behaviours for girls. While reading your blog post, I realized that there Girly girl looking to play not clearly defined separate categories for boys to fall in, while some of their activities may get different labels, their personalities Girly girl looking to play interests are hirl labelled in the same way that girls are.
Again I really enjoyed your post, great job! Marie O.
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