What does it mean to be a girl?

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general.

By De’Liza Galimidi

Girls will be girls. How would the dialogue change if this replaced the trite and utterly harmful “boys will be boys?” When we hear “boys will be boys” we all get this stereotypical sense of what it means to be a boy — rough, mighty, and masculine.

But what does it really mean to be a girl?

Thinking about what makes a girl has always circulated throughout my thoughts. In the midst of my childhood I found myself turning away from the sterotypical representation of being a girl — princesses, the color pink, the constant talk of playing with dolls, and motherhood-themed games. At the tender age…

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