Something I've noticed, and have become rather irritated with. I understand that there is no beating sterotypes.
So I figured I'd ask the opinion of people who might be considered "normal" for their gender. Just so everyone knows I'm not just pulling on yall's leg, I'm completely serious.
For a girl to be a tomboy, it seems to be acceptable by society's norms until the age of fourteen or so. Then, suddenly, if she continues wearing her style of clothing, she becomes a "raging bull dyke".
I encountered this roughly around 8th grade. I'm proud to say I was stubborn, and refused to give in to peer pressure. Was my life sucky at times? Of course, but that's a given in life.
Most of you know my occupation, so I won't beat a dead horse. Still, when I come home and wear my t-shirts, jeans, and boots people look at me like I've grown a third-eye. Or, God forbid, I show up at home in my BDUs (Highly unlikely due to base regulations). Things are slightly better with my dress uniform, but that's because I wear a skirt.
So tell me. Why do many people confuse tomboys with dykes? And if there's a way to tell (aside from the obvious) them apart.
What hurt my the most is that I heard my own father using such generalizations about a woman he worked with until he discovered that she served in the Marine Corp. for forty years.