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Types of Girls / Vocabulary
Girl next door
The cultural and sexual stereotype of the girl next door or the All-American girl indicates wholesome, unassuming femininity, as opposed to the culture’s other female stereotypes such as the tomboy, the valley girl, the?femme fatale, girly girl, or the slut.
In the idealised American context, falling in love with the “girl next door” is a classic exemplar of romantic fiction. Every guy may have his specific girl-next-door prototype, but in general, the girl next door is the girl whom guys always admire from afar and are afraid to approach. That girl you see everyday, she makes a really great friend, is super sweet and is the perfect girl to bring home to your parents. The girl that is shy and unassuming, but still gives you that “she seems so nice, I’d love to talk to her” feeling.
Often, she is a sexual virgin, and, because of that, her innocent manner is the faзade of many American erotic fantasies portraying her “girl next door” image as the pretense behind which is the true, very sexually aggressive woman.
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter from ‘Dawsons Creek’ is the perfect example of a girl next door type.
A tomboy is a girl who shows characteristics and behavior typical for boys, including the wearing of masculine-oriented types of clothes and engaging in games and activities that are often physical in nature, and which are considered in many cultures to be the domain of boys. It can range from cars to canoeing, and everything ‘typically’ male in our society. Tomboys tend to choose careers that are in the hard...
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