not dress too femininely; (3) dress very masculinely
. Even demands 1 and
For example, female employees told they are behaving too masculinely
(or males told they are behaving too femininely).
Chetwood represents Violante's body as having been defeminized and deformed by her experience with illegitimate theater; the "Strength of Limbs" that allows Violante to walk her tightrope makes her body "masculinely
indelicate" (Chetwood 60).
As Glenn Hendler, author of Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture, put it to Naomi Wax: "The meaning of a man's display of emotions depends a great deal on how he has performed masculinely
in the past....
The Daemon has a voice variably phanrasmatic and masculinely
logical; the first voice is hollow, the second, that of rhetorical and scientific plenitude, just as the voice of the scientist or rhetorician should be full, plenus.
He implies that the pro-life position is undeniably, masculinely
correct, and that women are simply biased by "what they have experienced as" oppression (hey, call a spade a spade).
Critics of Kate Chopin's The Awakening tend to read the novel as the dramatization of a woman's struggle to achieve selfhood--a struggle doomed to failure either because the patriarchal conventions of her society restrict her freedom,(2) or because the ideal of selfhood that she pursue is a masculinely
defined one that allows for none of the physical and undeniable claims which maternity makes upon women.(3) Ultimately, in both views, Edna Pontellier ends her life because she cannot have it both ways: given her time, place, and notion of self, she cannot be a mother and have a self at the same time.
He said so masculinely
and caringly: "Animals do it in the open air, so why shouldn't we?" And then he stuck his hands right up my skirt.
To engage the lyric "I," to call upon the lyric form of self-expression, is to encounter the masculinely
based notion of subjectivity most obviously enacted in the love lyric but underlying the voicing of a true, sincere, unitary self lodged within the center of the lyric derived from the Romantic tradition.