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Did You Ever Dress "Like a Boy?"

Did You Ever Dress "Like a Boy?"

Shiloh, the daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has been making headlines for her style.

The already famous three-year-old girl likes to wear what many people consider to be "boy" clothes and apparently she also likes being called John. While some have a problem with this, I don't really see why a little girl should be forced to wear princess dresses and pink if she doesn't want to. Can you relate to Shiloh's gender bending ways?

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NinaSuzana NinaSuzana 6 years
ive been a tomboy since young till the dae i joined hooters restaurant i have to be more than a woman.....i was 19 .now am going 29...at least about a decade dat am a lady...thanx hooters
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
@anonymous #2- oh please, there's nothing wrong with being polictically correct. it means you're not resting on your intellectual laurels, and thinking and saying the most facile and idiotic thing that comes to mind. like saying that boys and girls have dinstinct styles, as though its intrinsic and not institutionally enforced by societal mores. i think if more people had the option, more men and women would publically be more androgynous, including men wearing skirts, makeup, carrying purses. i think instead of saying that shiloh is dressing like a boy and automatically ascribing masculine behaviors and dress to boys, it's more fair to say that someone is more masculine,feminine, androgynous, etc, because anyone can be masculine or feminine without being painted as transgressive.i was pretty masculine growing up because i liked to be and because it bothered my mother, lol. i'm more feminine now, but still like to mix it up.
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
@anonymous #2- oh please, there's nothing wrong with being polictically correct. it means you're not resting on your intellectual laurels, and thinking and saying the most facile and idiotic thing that comes to mind. like saying that boys and girls have dinstinct styles, as though its intrinsic and not institutionally enforced by societal mores. i think if more people had the option, more men and women would publically be more androgynous, including men wearing skirts, makeup, carrying purses. i think instead of saying that shiloh is dressing like a boy and automatically ascribing masculine behaviors and dress to boys, it's more fair to say that someone is more masculine,feminine, androgynous, etc, because anyone can be masculine or feminine without being painted as transgressive. i was pretty masculine growing up because i liked to be and because it bothered my mother, lol. i'm more feminine now, but still like to mix it up.
lawdawg08 lawdawg08 6 years
She is three and spends most of her time with two older brothers. She will grow out of it.
afed0612 afed0612 6 years
First of all, that Hollywood life article is disgusting.Second of all, it shouldn't matter what shiloh wears. she's a young child figuring out how she wants to live life. "boy clothes," "girl clothes," whatever, I think it is unfortunate that this is still a topic of such heated debate. A child should be able to wear whatever without having the question of "transgender" brought upon them. And if she is a transgendered (which usually, at this age, i don't think is a claim one can make with absolute assurance) then so what. We should let go of such strict gender roles, they limit ones right to individuality.
afed0612 afed0612 6 years
First of all, that Hollywood life article is disgusting. Second of all, it shouldn't matter what shiloh wears. she's a young child figuring out how she wants to live life. "boy clothes," "girl clothes," whatever, I think it is unfortunate that this is still a topic of such heated debate. A child should be able to wear whatever without having the question of "transgender" brought upon them. And if she is a transgendered (which usually, at this age, i don't think is a claim one can make with absolute assurance) then so what. We should let go of such strict gender roles, they limit ones right to individuality.
Lyv Lyv 6 years
I'm gonna go ahead and ignore the post above's misuse of the word wrong because I'm not in a particularly ranting mood right now (maybe later). I am embarrassed to say I didn't dress very femininely until late middle school. Funny thing is I was never a fan of sports, action figures/cartoons or anything "boy-like" so I guess I dressed tomboy-ish because it was more comfortable (physically & psychologically) and maybe I didn't feel pretty enough to wear pretty outfits.Anyway, today the only boy-ish things in my closet are: my combat boots (though they're knee high & vinyl shiny), my high-top 80s sneakers and my metal band t-shirts. I always wear them with a lot of makeup, girly hair, cleavage or mini shorts/skirts though so my pre-teen insecurities don't come rushing back. (:
Lyv Lyv 6 years
I'm gonna go ahead and ignore the post above's misuse of the word wrong because I'm not in a particularly ranting mood right now (maybe later). I am embarrassed to say I didn't dress very femininely until late middle school. Funny thing is I was never a fan of sports, action figures/cartoons or anything "boy-like" so I guess I dressed tomboy-ish because it was more comfortable (physically & psychologically) and maybe I didn't feel pretty enough to wear pretty outfits. Anyway, today the only boy-ish things in my closet are: my combat boots (though they're knee high & vinyl shiny), my high-top 80s sneakers and my metal band t-shirts. I always wear them with a lot of makeup, girly hair, cleavage or mini shorts/skirts though so my pre-teen insecurities don't come rushing back. (:
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I was a major tomboy growing up - all my friends were boys and I used to borrow their clothes.I didn't really begin to see my girly/softer side until I was in college. It's funny, my husband thinks I'm the girliest person he knows, but I still feel like a tomboy, even if I don't look the part.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I was a major tomboy growing up - all my friends were boys and I used to borrow their clothes. I didn't really begin to see my girly/softer side until I was in college. It's funny, my husband thinks I'm the girliest person he knows, but I still feel like a tomboy, even if I don't look the part.
vmruby vmruby 6 years
Nope. I never went through the tomboy stage..........I've always been such a girly girl.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I always hated wearing skirts and dresses (even now I still feel weird unless I'm wearing tights underneath) and was always more comfortable in jeans. So I think it's great that Brad and Ange aren't forcing Shilo into girly clothes.
Frenched Frenched 6 years
When I was little, I used to like wearing dresses and wearing bows so I was pretty girly. Once I became an "angsty teen" I only wanted to wear not-too-girly black clothing, LOL. Now I just love and adore anything girly! I like cute clothes, make-up, etc. I guess you could say I've gone through different phases.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
I had a "tomboy" stage and grew out of it once puberty hit.
kelkooshoes kelkooshoes 6 years
I love it! I don't think this matters for a 3 years old gilr!
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
Also: When I was her age, I aspired to be Peter Pan. And I've always been a tomboy. I wear the kinda gender-neutral geeky shirts, but I add girly touches now. I hate make-up though most of the time. And I prefer pants to skirts and dresses except when it comes to formal wear.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I'm betting that Shiloh is either going through a tomboy phase or is truly transgendered. Entirely based on the fact that she likes being called "John". Most transgender people I know have known about it for a long time, so a 3-year-old biological girl being a psychological boy isn't very surprising. And I doubt s/he'll grow up "gender confused" because s/he'll always see what the little girls are doing, and what the little boys are doing, and since s/he probably knows that biologically s/he's a girl, if s/he wanted to act like a girl , s/he would. However, if s/he relates to boys more, then maybe s/he has a boy brain. If anything, the media attention is what will harm her/him more than her/his parents buying boy clothes.I think s/he's lucky for having parents who will support her/him no matter what gender s/he is.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
I'm betting that Shiloh is either going through a tomboy phase or is truly transgendered. Entirely based on the fact that she likes being called "John". Most transgender people I know have known about it for a long time, so a 3-year-old biological girl being a psychological boy isn't very surprising. And I doubt s/he'll grow up "gender confused" because s/he'll always see what the little girls are doing, and what the little boys are doing, and since s/he probably knows that biologically s/he's a girl, if s/he wanted to act like a girl , s/he would. However, if s/he relates to boys more, then maybe s/he has a boy brain. If anything, the media attention is what will harm her/him more than her/his parents buying boy clothes. I think s/he's lucky for having parents who will support her/him no matter what gender s/he is.
d4d d4d 6 years
She likes to be called John? Where did that come from. Shiloh is a cutie!
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 6 years
The best parts of being a girl are dresses, heels, makeup and jewelry! I would never dress like a boy, and never have.
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