Picture this, a group of around ten ladies, seating at a table, slowly eating their lunch. They are talking, the topics keep chaning, from family, to food to fashion. They stop at fashion, after one simply says, ‘I’m a tomboy’, from a statement someone had made.
Now, these ladies have their differences, and for some reason, they rarely agree to disagree.
‘You are not!’ quickly utters one of the ladies in disgust. Things are starting to get awkward in the group, you can see the faces of the others already knowing which side they’ll take.
‘You are in doll shoes and lipstick and nailpolish,’ she says, ‘tomboys don’t dress like that.’
At this point one is probably wondering what a tomboy dresses like. The challenger is in jeans, converse shoes and a t-shirt.
‘My dressing doesn’t say much about whether I am a tomboy or not, besides I like nail polish and lipstick, I believe my personality is the indicator here,’ the other lady saids defending herself in a soft spoken voice.
‘Really,’ the challenger says rolling her eyes.
The other girl keeps quiet so as to avoid any confrontation.
The challenger still wants a challenge.
‘You can’t say you are a tomboy! You have to ‘dress like a boy’ and ‘act like a boy”.
Everyone keeps quiet probably thinking how the conversation has gotten stereotipical.
There is tension in the air until one of the girls asks the rest if there have seen some funny video as she lifts up her phone.