Thursday, July 02, 2009

Gender Fuck Thursday

The art and craft of the gender fuck is not limited to gals dressing like guys. It’s also the natural realm of that once ubiquitous species known as The Tomboy. Now, these days the tomboy seems to be lumped under the larger umbrella of butch. Which is all fine and good. But I’ve always had a soft spot for the tomboy. I was a tomboy, minus any semblance of athletic ability. Now not all tomboys grow up to be butches and not all butches were originally tomboys. Sure they’re intricately intertwined, but it’s still fun to think about the tomboy as her own entity. There is a build-in practicality to tomboys. Her clothes must be climb-a-tree, ride-a-skateboard, beat-up-a-bully ready. She has style all her own that blends the masculine and feminine both simply and seamlessly. Also, tomboys are just damn cute. And, from the look of Kate Moennig (above* and below) and her jaunty chapeau, she knows it too. [*Swapped out that first photo, just in case Google image search was trying to confound me.]

Clea DuVallNote the tomboy staples: the white v-neck and the hoodie.

Ellen PageYes, hon, but boxers or briefs?

Queen LatifahDressed up or dressed to ride, she’s still the Queen Tom.

Jodie FosterOpen a dictionary to “tomboy,” and you’ll find this.

21 comments:

Huggitis Brown said...

Isn't that first pic actually Mila Jovovich ?

Details aside, yay for tomboys !

Huggitis Brown said...

was Milla Jovovich ;)

Anonymous said...

so the point is you're cute.
im tomboy>tomboy is cute>
therefore...-_-;;;

two of my favorite clothes made of
tomboy, its the name of women wear
brand.

anyway,few years ago, i think it was new trend to wear boy's underwear? it's not real one, i mean it's for girl but the design is like boy's. you know.
my sis has some and i feel, o, i never wanna try. it looks cute but, just..nope. she's not tomboy though, more like tough guy. ^^
who has very feminin face.

and the more years ago, from the trendy time, some married women like to wear their husbands boxes
as a short pants, of course at home. i guess they just couldn't find their pants. you know wives job is hard. they're very busy.

i agree that you're very cute.
so, you're not good at sports?
thanks for the post, have a great day.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Yeah...I was a tomboy. I tried girlie wedgie sandals in the summer of '76. I took them back due to one being a size larger and we (my mom and I) hadn't noticed. I didn't replace them though because, well, I couldn't RUN in them!

eskadi said...

Kate and Clea are just classic tomboys. They're icons of this style. And I agree that tomboy is not a synonym for butch. This divison into butch and femme should definitely be extended to include other "lesbian types", especially a tomboy. Cheers

Stacy said...

Love me some tomboys! Ms. Snarker how could you not tell everyone to follow Kate on twitter @katemoennig ? Yes, it really is her! Love GFT, too. Nice addendum this week on twitter as well.

Colette Lala said...

Bless your heart for this post. Kate is STUNNING.

Never was a tomboy, but always attracted to them. Tomboy is definitely not a synonym for butch. The tomboy, while tough, still maintains more than a glimpse of feminity.

cappuccinogirl said...

that photo of Jodie is ridiculously hot.

Brenda said...

Wow. I was a tomboy that turned into a butch. My wife is a tomboy that can be oh so feminine. I love that about her. I love these photos. Always had a soft spot for Jodi ever since I saw her in Bad News Bears. Talk about tomboy! Thanks Dorothy.

dc said...

Here are even better genderfuck images of Kate Moennig, by Cass Bird:

www.stepinsidedesign.com/.../28525/0/page/6

Enjoy...

Josephine said...

I always hated being called a tomboy as a kid. I always felt like people were trying to say I was not normal or not a real girl. So I'm not super comfortable with the terminology.

That said, I looooove that picture of Jodie. She's so hot!

Jaimie said...

i LOVE KATHERINT MOENNIG! and i love tombois

Melanie.Trini said...

I'm a femme and in the beginning of our relationship I tried to encourage my wife to wear make-up and dress like a girl. 5 years later, I'm so glad she resisted and stuck to her tom-boy style. Cause I LOVE it.

Reverend Jane Ignatowski said...

soft spot for Jodi ever since I saw her in Bad News Bears

That was Tatum O'Neal. Jodie Foster was in Taxi Driver and Freaky Friday around then.

Anonymous said...

i don't care what anyone says - Kate M needs to eat a sandwich. Or 10. Skeletal frames are not sexy. (LOVE the Queen!!!)

J. said...

I wonder what Jodie's hand is doing in that pocket in the second pic, he he ..

Fab pics.. drool!

Mrs. M. said...

I would also put (of course) Marlene Dietrich and Tilda Swinton on this list for sure. I love all these ladies styles though.

Anonymous said...

Skin from the band Skunk Anansie?

Andi_HB said...

I too was a tomboy, and often mistaken for a boy when I was younger. LOL That hasn't really changed much. A big thank you to the women who love Tomboy's and those of us who are now Butch!

idlehands said...

tomboys do it better :)

tomboy to the core!

Yasenia said...

My ultimate tomboy, the one that gets my heart pumping and my myth watered, is Michelle Rodriguez. God she's super sexy!!! Check her out:

http://www.fastandfurious4.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/letty.jpg

http://static.poponthepop.com/images/gallery/michelle-rodriguez-on-lost.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mJhtf0fqf7s/TH5f_fyEsmI/AAAAAAAAEuQ/E4jhNumYHXs/s1600/michelle-rodriguez-20050310-30246.jpg

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6900000/Michelle-Rodriguez-lost-6926167-745-1024.jpg

But she can also be very feminine:

http://www.fwallpapers.net/picture_pics-girls-michelle_rodriguez_006.html








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