First of all, we cannot spell or pronounce this word. Secondly, femininininity is a really difficult concept to pin down. We talk about what it meant for some groups in pre-colonial America, what it means now, and how it’s impossible to hit this moving target that’s defined more by what it’s not than what it is. Plus, we spend a lot of time giving lovey eyes to icons of femininity—Dolly Parton and Morticia Addams.
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- “Womanliness,” Merriam-Webster Unabridged
- “Femininity,” Wikipedia
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