Growing up, I never liked fairy tales, or books about princesses. I thought they were boring and pointless. I would never want to be stuck in a castle, dressed in all pink, so why would I read about it? Thankfully my parents recognized this early on, and filled our bookshelves with “books for boys”, which were usually about animals, ships at sea, and sports. While I thought nothing of it at the time, I now am infuriated that books that were aimed at young girls were typically girly and frilly. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of girls who enjoyed these books. But why limit these young girls to one story? In a recent article I read in the Huffington Post, a new book was being launched for girls. Its called “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”, and it tells the story of 100 real women who have changed the world. The book features women such as the Brontë sisters, Frida Kahlo, Serena Williams and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, giving girls real-life role models instead of a perfect princess in a castle. I love the idea of this book, and would most definitely buy it. However, I was slightly concerned about the word choice in the title. Why do girls who accomplish great things be “rebels”? Sure, its a fun title, but it implies that all of these women are rebelling against the gender norms set for them, and are unique because they did so. The Keywords essay on Tomboys is reflective of this sentiment, tomboys are seen as an abnormality, rebels in a sense. However, we should define both tomboys and strong, accomplished women as what they are- women, not rebels.