Tuesday, 12 November 2013

45. Femininity

"Femininity (also called womanliness or womanhood) is a set of attributes, behaviours, and roles generally associated with girls and women. Femininity is socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors. This makes it distinct from the definition of the biological female sex,as both men and women can exhibit feminine traits.

Traits traditionally cited as feminine include gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity,though traits associated with femininity vary depending on location and context, and are influenced by a variety of social and cultural factors. The counterpart to femininity is masculinity."

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