33. FEMININITY – WORD FROM THE STREETS 1
I asked some of my most favourite peeps out there what they thought of femininity and I’ve had some pretty good responses so here are extracts of some of them and appear in no particular favourite order because they all make some sense to me.
“To me it is me. I am not traditionaly feminine and care not a jot. I look poo in a dress and make up makes me look like I am wearing a mask. Being feminine is being happy in your skin regardless of the lumps and bumps.” Morag, 40s, Scotland.
“.. to me, that word conjures up images of softness, elegance, demureness, pink and purple and lacy things, and generally, a gentle and yielding hand. That’s just the word itself and the association in my mind. It’s not all I think femininity should be though, and there is that militant ”feminism” side of it too. But what I think femininity ”should” be and what it seems to be in reality, are two different things.” Minnie, 20s, Ireland
“I don’t burn my bra & I don’t have short hair because I’m trying to prove any point. I not in an exclusive relationship because I am exclusive only to myself. I am not a mantra chanter or movement whore. Yet plenty of women & men would call me feminist….too strong to handle, far too independent…That’s really their perception – it isn’t my reality.” Maddy, 30s, Australia
“How about manicured nails that sometimes chip, chipped teeth that often look charming, garlic that keeps the heart ticking (even if it does nothing for the breath), stilettos with a side of kick ass, and hello kitty stickers- um I have nothing to say about this phenomenon, except, vive la difference (and bloody grow up: collect cards of naked men or something). Cause women are neither two three or four dimensional. And neither is femininity.” Anita, 30s, Singapore
Lovin’ the vibe I’m getting off these ladies and hope to see more views come in!