The Tomboy Word Replacement Project

posted Aug 3, 2013, 9:28 AM by Holloway McCandless   [ updated Aug 3, 2013, 9:34 AM ]
Here's a strong and short essay about the tomboy word problem by Rachel Pieh Jones, with an interesting etymological citation that makes the word even less appealing.

Although I confess when I was about the age in this photo I liked being called a tomboy:

Personally I don't prefer "warrior princess" to "tomboy" but I like the impetus behind the essay.