Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being female.

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  • noun The characteristic of being female.

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  • noun the properties characteristic of the female sex

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Examples

  • That women have, on average, behaved differently than men doesn't necessarily mean any one woman's femaleness is the reason why.

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  • Starbuck's [flaws] flow directly from [her] femaleness, which is why I feel that they represent stereotypes.

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  • • She's defined by her sex, reduced entirely to her femaleness, which is, after all, simply not-maleness

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  • Or, it ties into the "hide your true 'femaleness' and show a male-defined femininity" culture of waxing, shaving, toning, tanning endorsed by the mainstream.

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  • Being overly simplistic, one is the "embrace your 'femaleness'" culture, which celebrates women as powerful beings and proto-goddesses - when they don't deny their own bodies, that is.

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  • Being overly simplistic, one is the "embrace your 'femaleness'" culture, which celebrates women as powerful beings and proto-goddesses - when they don't deny their own bodies, that is.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Or, it ties into the "hide your true 'femaleness' and show a male-defined femininity" culture of waxing, shaving, toning, tanning endorsed by the mainstream.

    Boo Yaa It’s Almost Period Time

  • And the other side to that coin is the "don't be controlled by your 'femaleness'" culture.

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  • And the other side to that coin is the "don't be controlled by your 'femaleness'" culture.

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  • In her article, Dreaming of a Pink Christmas, Ball considers how toys are "still unbelievably segregated along strict gender lines" to the extent that 'femaleness' is seen as "humiliating for boys."

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