Challenge: Tell me what femininity or masculinity is, the visual way

jackmolay
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2:30 PM - Feb 11, 2017 #1

The Cambridge dictionary defines feminine as "having characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for a woman", which isn't that helpful, really. We all sense that there is more to it than this, but it is so hard to pin it down with worlds. And yes, the same applies to masculinity.

So I suggest that we find images that both live up to and challenge the stereotypes, two at the time!



 

 
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Jen
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7:28 PM - Feb 11, 2017 #2

Living up to masculinity
 

Challenging the stereotype
(Please watch this 2004 movie re-make; NOT the 1975 original version)
 
 
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12:40 PM - Feb 16, 2017 #3


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Marney
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6:46 AM - Aug 01, 2017 #4

I love to express through my (bad) drawings 
 
My masculine orc
 
And my feminine human 
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8:40 PM - Nov 12, 2017 #5

Google "female hardhat" and tell me if most of the images aren't really, really sex object oriented and sexist.
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Lost247365
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10:54 AM - Nov 13, 2017 #6

Being a wannabe artist, when you ask about masculine vs feminine In visual form I instantly think of masculine vs feminine curves and lines as well as other design elements.







http://providenthomedesign.com/2014/06/ ... -feminine/

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... nineCurves
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Deborah Kate
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5:41 PM - Nov 14, 2017 #7

^ this is good xx
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1:52 AM - Nov 21, 2017 #8

Somewhat related; as someone who appreciates Yin Yang Theory I've been working on this list on and off for a while now.

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3:44 PM - Nov 21, 2017 #9

Let go of the essentialism and you let loose of a lot of dysphoria.

Gender essentialism - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_essentialism
In feminist theory and gender studies, gender essentialism is the attribution of a fixed essence to women. Women's essence is assumed to be universal and is ...
‎Disrupting gender ... · ‎Judith Butler and ... · ‎Exclusion in feminist ...

Essentialism | Geek Feminism Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia
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The concept of Essentialism states that there are innate, essential ... their innate sex and gender, while never asking that a cis person be karyotyped to confirm ...
What is Gender Essentialism? - Verywell
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Jun 28, 2017 - Gender essentialism is the widely discredited and outdated idea that men and women act differently and have different options in life because ...
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5:35 PM - Nov 21, 2017 #10

You can't know that, and if that was true then most people would be perfectly happy just crossdressing.

What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for others, and life is seldom so easy.
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