How exciting is this? A book called Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History.

Random page quotes:

“The link between childhood tomboyism and adult homosexuality might seem to have eradicated this code of conduct from American literature and culture, but the late 1950s and the decade of the 1960s actually witness the release of a considerable number of tomboy-themed novels and films.”

I suppose this is what makes me a freak, but I’m going to devour this one. Yay! Tomboys!

One Reply to “Tomboys”

  1. I grew up across the street from a Tomboy who was my best friend. It occurs to me, weirdly enough, there were more sympathetic media role models for tomboys then (in the 50’s and 60’s) than now. Sounds like a great read.

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