PROUD Tomboy who came out as a Butch Dyke. I believe I have that tomboy book.
By demonizing tomboy makes it so much easier to substitute transing to a "real" boy. I soo wanted to be a boy, but NOT because I wanted a penis, but because I did NOT want to do the boring domesticated crap girls are expected to do like play with dolls and play house, imitating the grown up roles of Suzy Homemaker and baby nurturer.
No I wanted the fun adventures boys had, exploring, playing sports, bike riding, tree climbing and running wild. AND the respect and POWER that males had over females. Nor did I want to wear dresses or skirts. I played ice hockey, did martial arts way before most girls did...tomboy was a place I could exist with few role models, models I searched and STILL SEARCH far and wide for. Another form of girl/ womon who RESISTED femininity.
As Feminism rose from 1969 on, at the tender age of 9, PROMISING equality and opportunity with boys/ men, it gave me enormous hope