Feminine

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Feminine is often thought of by traditionalists that is someone who has long hair with earrings. She has makeup on her face, wears dresses, skirts, leggings, and heels on her feet. She has color on her nails, making them pretty. Both males and females alike have criticized this.

Overview and history[edit]

Tara Williams has suggested that modern notions of femininity in English-speaking society began during the English medieval period in the 1300s. Women in the Early Middle Ages were simply within their traditional roles of maiden, wife, or widow. After the Black Death in England wiped out approximately half the population, traditional gender roles of wife and mother changed, and opportunities opened up for women in society. Prudence Allen has traced how the concept of "woman" changed during this period. The words femininity and womanhood in Chaucer around 1380.

Clothing and appearance[edit]

  • long hair
  • eye makeup
  • earrings
  • face makeup
  • lip products
  • dresses
  • nail polish
  • lotion or moisturizer
  • skirts
  • leggings
  • heels

Traditional roles[edit]

In patriarchal societies, including Western ones, conventional attitudes to femininity contribute to the subordination of women, as women are more compliant, vulnerable, and less prone to violence. These stereotypes include that women have a caring nature, have skill at household-related work, have manual dexterity than men, are more honest than men, and have a more attractive physical appearance. Occupational roles associated with these stereotypes include midwife, teacher, accountant, data entry clerk, cashier, salesperson, receptionist, housekeeper, cook, maid, social worker, and nurse.