Emily, 18, Oregon. Music is fantastic and so are all of you. I'm not a very good person and I have very little shame. "From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines " - Walt Whitman
Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
In russian if you cry you get called a cabbage. Vote to change “dont be such a girl to “dont be such a cabbage” say I.