Effeminacy

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Effeminacy

Blue Boy
Gainsborough painting depicting princely lad with sissyish overtones. [Br. Art.: Misc.]
Fauntleroy, Little Lord
title-inheriting, yellow-curled sissy in velvet. [Am. Lit.: Little Lord Fauntleroy]
Percy
personification of “sissy.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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To the extent that Zucker builds upon this gender diversity by encouraging kids to widen their sense of what their gender can be--by helping kids feel comfortable as "tomboys" or "tomgirls," or other gender inventions in between--he furthers the worthy cause of making the two traditional boxes bigger or helping to break them down, rather than stuffing kids inside them.
Also, I don't like the term "girly girls" or "tomgirls." It's a lot simpler if you just call girls "girls."