Quotes by femininity

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  • Carole Bouquet
    Carole Bouquet
    French actress and fashion 1957-
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    A man can't pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it - or rather I invented it - on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me.
  • Beth Ditto
    Beth Ditto
    American singer-songwriter and actress 1981-
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    Because I didn't have any queer, lesbian, female role models I hated my own femininity and had to look deep within myself to create an identity that worked for me. Pop culture just doesn't hand us enough variety to choose from.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Freud says, Man fears that his strength will be taken from him by woman, dreads becoming infected with her femininity and then proving himself a weakling. Masculinity must fight off effeminacy day by day. Woman and nature stand ever ready to reduce the male to boy and infant.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.
  • Carine Roitfeld
    Carine Roitfeld
    French fashion editor 1954-
    Carine Roitfeld
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    It's true I always like to mix femininity and something a bit masculine. It's the reason I love skirts with high heels and tights, and no handbag because I love having my hands in my pockets.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
    Germaine Greer
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    Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.
  • George Gilder
    George Gilder
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    Unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity. While the female body is full of internal potentiality, the male is internally barren. Manhood at the most basic level can be validated and expressed only in action.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
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