tomgirl: noun; tom-gurl (plural tomgirls) A boy who behaves in a typically girlish manner. A tomboy, a girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner.
This word doesn’t get used in popular society because the act of being feminine is looked down on. We do our best to uplift our girls to be equal, or to be the same as, boys. But we do not teach our boys they can be equal or the same as girls, because society looks down on femininity. Until we examine our relationship to gender and femininity, we cannot truly become an equal society.
This project reflects on gender constructs and the ways we as parents pass down harmful stereotypes and ideas.