This myth of idealized masculinity which is still incredibly pervasive remains dependent upon the symbolic split between masculinity and femininity
, between the hard male and the soft Other.
It is best understood as involving not simply a contest between two superpowers, each trying to absorb as many countries as possible into its own orbit, but also as a series of contests within each of those societies over the definitions of masculinity and femininity
that would sustain or dilute that rivalry.
Exotic Jasmine captures the soft femininity
of a sexy, modern woman, inviting enchantment with its irresistible allure.
They then made judgements for femininity
She was using her femininity
to try to play one of us against the other.
Perhaps, ironically enough, Desan's detractors will end up separating politics from family relationships and discourses about it, even though many of them place gender, and thus masculinity and femininity
, at the center of the analysis.
For frivolity and femininity
nothing beats the decadent eighteenth century French style.
She is presented as the masculinists' transcendent image of the idiosyncratic sportswoman, whereby masculinity is maintained through ideological representations of femininity
The exotic princess Angelica may symbolize femininity
to the knights who pursue her, but that is their fantasy, their means of defining themselves as her opposite and ideal complement.
On this voyage, women find fulfillment by rejecting traditional roles of femininity
and marriage, and indulge themselves in spitting, profanity and (what else?
In these portraits, Hall says, the slave children can "represent 'race' in a seemingly ungendered way that leaves the sitters free to construct masculinity and femininity
Unfortunately, Gracie Hart (Bullock) is the only agent who can "look the part," despite her complete lack of refinement and femininity
London, June 10 (ANI): To celebrate Lily Allen's wedding, florists have created a ten feet portrait of the singer by using 1800 asiatic lilies which represent romance, femininity
She's so fine; reflections on whiteness, femininity
, adolescence and class in 1960s music.
While the problem of femininity
has received considerable attention in the literature of societies at war, that of masculinity has not.