Top Ten Struggles of Being a Tomboy

The Top Ten
1 You are forced to wear feminine clothes by your parents

I usually like wearing graphic t-shirts most of the time, but sometimes when I go shopping, I have to buy some "trendier" things because my mom says graphic t-shirts can't be the only things I wear. My mom does say that I cooperate the best when it comes to clothes shopping though.
I am also pretty sure I wouldn't be allowed to wear a women's tuxedo for a formal dance.

My mom is really set on me not looking like tomboy; no short hair or boyish clothes. All I can wear that's remotely boyish is my uniforms or team shirts and hoodies. Although I am allowed to wear baseball hats.

I am in seventh grade and my mom wants me to go to Resurrection High School which is an all girls school and you have to wear skirts. For me as a tomboy is a nightmare going there but I want to go to a public high school. Cause my mom says I can go to a public high school if I get good grades in eighth grade

Exactly. I prefer shirts and jeans.

2 Some girly girls hate you

The only time Girly girls hate tomboys is when they are in second grade.By middle school they have matured out of it and the border between feminine and masculine blurs.I think only the "I'm not like other girls" type fells this way.

There has been a case where girly girls did not accept me for being a more tomboyish girl who didn't want to listen to their boy bands and wear a bunch of jewelry.

Girly girls always seem to hate the fact that I hang out with guys but it doesn't get to me.

I have gotten bullied for everything autism/adhd/tomboyishness! I am kelly bulanek

3 Some people think you're a lesbian

I hate this so much! I'm a tomboy and straight yet the girly girls in my school call me a dyke and a lesbian. Turns out that one of the girls who bully me is bisexual!

I am not lesbian, not all tomboys are lesbian, just because they dress boyish does not mean they are one. I am a bisexual who actually leans more towards men.

Sure I wear metal band t-shirts, I have a leather jacket and want more. I want a sidecut ('cause they're metal)! The latter is usually associated with lesbians, but I want one and I'm asexual.

This stereotype is annoying. Not all tomboys are lesbians.

4 Some think you hate girly girls when you don't

There is a huge difference between calling out some annoying people and hating every girly girl. Please learn it.

I don't hate girly girls, some of my friends are and they are nice people.

Just because I dislike girly things doesn't mean I hate girly girls.

No, I don't, I love my friends unless they're meany bastard!

5 Some of your family want you to be girly

One of my sisters is like this. I hate makeup. I tried putting it on once bc I was going to this fall bash party thingy, but I just ended up looking like I had a black eye or something so I took it off.

This applies to all of my family members. My mom wants me to wear very feminine clothes and my dad gets mad at me for wearing hoodies and flannel shirts

My Asian relatives think that since I'm born a girl, I have to act like a girly girl forever.

6 You are forced to wear makeup by your parents

Like every time I go out I have this pressure of parents saying me to put makeup just to look good. But for me I don't care if I look good.

Yep. Every time I go to a school dance or wedding

7 You can't walk properly if you are forced to wear high heels

Which is why I avoid high heels. If I wear a dress with anything, I wear flats (or sparkly Converses ;).
Update: I don't wear dresses anymore and for prom this year and next year, I'm wearing a tuxedo.

Haha, this is me. I just wear combat boots or just regular boots that aren't that high up.

Every time I wear high heels, I trip.

8 You get mistaken for a man

I have a pretty deep voice for a girl. When I first sent a voice recording on a chat room in Amino, one member on it (he was one of the members I commonly chat with) said my voice was manly, even though I'm a girl. When I'm recorded or on video and I happen to speak, my voice sounds like a teenage boy's. When I make Roblox based characters, their often mistaken for guys and my winter outfit of my regular Roblox avatar is mistaken for a male.

It seems tomboys would rather be men than girly girls anyway.

Again, you don't have to be girly to not be mistaken for a man.

Some people think I look like a boy.

9 You can't wear jeans if you need to wear formal clothes

This rule is annoying

I HATE dresses although my mom always makes me wear them on special occasions and I hate it

10 Everyone thinks you are good at sports even if you're not

The thing with sports is, I am not good at them, not because I hate playing it or because I don't have the energy. I have both, the thing is rather that I don't have the organized, quick thinking skills for sports. I sometimes would break a rule for not doing a step right, there is just so much rules to sports and you have to do it quickly. I am not the organized kind of person or the quickest thinker. I am more into free sports like skating, a sport that isn't very organized, I never skated, but I feel like I would be decent at it since it's not organized, and I have the energy for it.

I'm kind of a tomboy, but I really hate sports and I prefer playing video games and stuff like that.

I hate sports. I am SO not athletic. What's so good about them anyways? Geez.

The Contenders
11 Tomboys usually wake up late and love discussing boyish things

I like to talk about Star Wars and superhero movies with my male cousins sometimes

12 Everyone judges you based on your looks

Look I agree I wear tshirts and boyish stuff, but it is much better than walking in a short skirt and wear heels

13 No one listens to tomboys
14 Everyone assumes things about you that aren't true

This is true. Like, bruh-

15 Guys might reject you

I can relate so much to this.

16 People might think you are weird because they will mistake your gender
17 People think you are trans
18 People try to change you
19 People want to be friends with popular girly girls
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