The dictionary defines femininity
as a team of traditional(?)
characteristics held to be feminine or as a condition (?).
Without a doubt it is an unsuccessful definition.
Being feminine does not have to
do with tradition - unless we call
tradition the social obligations and gender roles and how old
fashioned is this?
I believe, femininity it is more
something that has to do with soul,perhaps it is the softer side
of humans, the kinder one, even though being a woman doesn't have
to do with 'sweetheart' smiles.
Today we are lucky enough - at least in the western culture - to have the freedom to express what we think, feel, want and how we want to act outside the social beliefs - at least up to a point.
A 'grey' situation that still holds on even in the modern times we live is the negative sexual attention women sometimes receive. This is why a woman is called a 's--t' for having freedom to be with different partners while a man is a charmer (the George Clooney syndrom - sorry George).
Women have come a very long way and have opened a new path for the
The important thing is to feel nice with yourself, to feel free to express what and who you are. And this i believe is the most feminine characteristic of all.
P.S THESE AMAZING PHOTOS ARE BY PHOTOGRAPHER JIMMY NELSON
FROM HIS WORK 'BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY',
TAKEN FROM YATZER.COM
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