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15 Lessons We Learned From Tomboys In Film And Television

Being a tomboy isn't about what you wear, it's all about the attitude.

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1. Tomboy tip: Manners are sometimes overrated.

Arya Stark in Game Of Thrones

2. Tomboy tip: Being lady-like, also overrated.

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Lakeshore Entertainment

Viola in She's The Man

3. Tomboy tip: Focus on what you love to do and work to be the best at it.

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New Line Cinema

Monica Wright in Love and Basketball

4. Tomboy tip: All you need is one good pair of overalls.

Scout Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

5. Tomboy tip: Loyalty is, and always will be, everything.

Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Idgie Threadgood in Fried Green Tomatoes

6. Tomboy tip: Snapbacks and sling-shots are a girl's best friend.

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Warner Bros. Family Entertainment

Mary-Kate Olsen In It Takes Two.

7. Tomboy tip: Pink is not for everyone.

Focus Feature
Focus Feature

Dee Rees in Pariah

8. Tomboy tip: Your hair? Rock it au natural.

Princess Merida in Brave
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Princess Merida in Brave

9. Tomboy tip: When you have a crush, try and be cool about it.

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Amblin Entertainment

Becky 'The Icebox' O'Shea in Little Giants

10. Tomboy tip: Ladies can always make the first move — or throw a mean right hook, whichever is needed.

Marion Ravenwood in Raiders Of The Lost Ark
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Marion Ravenwood in Raiders Of The Lost Ark

11. Tomboy tip: Have one statement fashion accessory, such as fringed gloves.

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Studio Hughes Entertainment

Watts in Some Kind Of Wonderful

12. Tomboy tip: Rock out at any given opportunity.

Bliss in Whip It

13. Tomboy tip: Going on an adventure is never a bad idea.

Walt Disney Studios
Walt Disney Studios

Elizabeth Swann in Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy.

14. Tomboy tip: Be proud you throw like a girl.

Kit Keller and Dottie Henson in A League Of Their Own

Scratch that, honorable mention to the entire cast.

15. Tomboy tip: When it comes down to it: Pants > Skirts, always and forever.

Amina in The World Unseen

Also, because Katharine Hepburn said so.

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