Saturday, August 21, 2010

Femininity vs Masculinity

I just started a great book that I plan on reviewing as soon as I finish, but I wanted to share this quote:
After all, while most people assume that women are naturally feminine, they also (rather hypocritically) require them to spend an hour or two each day putting on their faces and getting all dressed up in order to meet societal standards for femininity (unlike men, whose masculinity is presumed to come directly from who he is and what he does). In fact, it's the assumption that femininity is inherently "contrived," "frivolous," and "manipulative" that allows masculinity to always come off as "natural," "practical," and "sincere" by comparison.
I'm in love already.

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