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    The New Femininity Femininity is not a word that we are encouraged to use these days. A lot of people would argue that femininity is the thing that keeps women obedient to men. However, there is a hidden assumption behind this term. The assumption is that masculinity is superior to femininity; that femininity is not a beautiful and powerful thing in its own right. I believe that women have something men do not have. Women have special qualities that belong to them as women, and they do not intend

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    or how they portray femininity. As a westernized culture, we see femininity in the way a woman portrays herself or more specifically how she displays her body. When you critically start to examine this form of femininity, or what it means to embody femininity, we start to understand that there is more than one factor effecting women. This is called cultural reproduction of femininity, essentially it is how society creates specific cultural factors that determine the femininity in women.

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    Society and Femininity

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    Society and Femininity: Triumph of the Human Spirit Very few novels in American Literature can earn the title of timeless. These novels transcend the ages, because they possess a greater meaning. Their stories teach people about life, the glory of the human soul, and all it can endure to overcome. Three novels in particular get to the very heart of feminine struggle. Though they touch not on women’s struggle to vote, they reach the higher plain of women’s struggle to be seen as who they are

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    Definitions of Masculinity and Femininity in Antigone “We must defend the men who live by law, never let some woman triumph over us,” Creon in Sophocles’s Antigone proclaims to his son (757-58). Masculinity, from ancient Greece to modern times, has been a concept which is earned and can easily be taken away. This belief raised the idea that femininity is the force that rips up the bounds of manhood. But this misconception that womanhood has led men to suppress those who show femininity and embrace it. But in

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    Femininity in Homer’s Iliad

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    Femininity in Homer’s Iliad In Homer’s Iliad, predominant feminine presence inspires the events of the poem and the destinies of the men involved. This feminine presence is not a product of the actions and decisions of the women in the poem, but rather a conceptual, creative feminine force without which the poem and even human life would not exist. Homer personifies this presence in nature and maintains it through the voice of the Muse, his inspiration. There is a deeper essence of a feminine

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    Is femininity in mythology? Yes because there is a division between men and women in mythology. Biology tells us that we are two different people. Men and women see the world in different ways. Women are passive, intuitive, submissive, and subjective. Women value love, communication, beauty, and relationships. Men are aggressive, rational, dominant, and objective and they value power, competency, efficiency, and achievement. The ways we see the world are different because we are either man or women

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    Media representation of what being feminine is can be persuasive and potentially harmful. Femininity and masculinity are spectrums, not categories that people simply fall into. However, this is how a lot of our media, stemming from the cultural norms of American culture, portrays them. They are cut and dry, simple definitions, and easy to recognize. Though since these ideals are only a representation of a small population of the public, this can become harmful when individuals feel as if they are

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    In the novel Howards End, femininity transcends gender, and becomes a spirit rather than a gender trait. The feminine spirit incorporates love for all of humanity, and encourages self-denial and detachment from material possessions. Ruth Wilcox is the embodiment of this spirit in that her self-denial not only allows her to transcend dimensional categorization, but the difference between the sexes; Ruth Wilcox is seen as a spirit ruling over the lives of the characters throughout the novel, even after

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    The Representation of Femininity in Euripides' Medea Works Cited Not At the time Euripides wrote Medea, Ancient Greece was a patriarchal society: women had little or no rights, and were treated as the weaker sex. Women were expected to stay at home and bear and care for their children, while men went to work ?wives to produce true-born children and to be trustworthy guardians of the household? (Resource Book 3, D5b ? Demosthenes 59.122). Men made the rules, while women were expected to

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    presents a conflict between femininity and masculinity by juxtaposing Sylvia, who has a peaceful life in country, to a hunter from town, which implies her discontent with the modernization?s threat to the nature. Different from female and male which can describe animals, femininity and masculinity are personal and human. That is femininity refers to qualities and behaviors associated with women and girls and masculinity is manly character, it specifically describes men. Femininity has traditionally included

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