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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feminine-Masculine



Which objects are feminine and which are masculine? After listing which are masculine/feminine, please explain what makes each object masculine/feminine?

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  1. "feminine": A,D
    "masculine": B,C
    "no idea": E,F,G

    definitions:

    "feminine": artificial complex of attributes and traditions according to which society tells us how females should be and behave like; including wearing fashion items of a certain type. Can be used to describe said items, too. Items in question sometimes have certain attributes that one would also see in medieval torture instruments (see "D"), which shows us that society's definition of "feminine" is generally a mysogynistic one.

    "masculine": artificial complex of attributes and traditions according to which society tells us how males should be and behave like; including wearing fashion items of a certain type. Can be used to describe said items, too. Items usually do NOT remind of medieval torture instruments.

    "no idea": I have difficulties recognizing clothing by brand, I don't know the size of the bag and the belt, and I am not sure to which artificial complex of patriarchal ideas these items belong. The shoes "E" I would define as a non-gendered clothing item.

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  2. "Items in question sometimes have certain attributes that one would also see in medieval torture instruments (see "D"), which shows us that society's definition of "feminine" is generally a mysogynistic one"

    I think defining items/fashions as feminine is a deliberate attempt to make it seem natural and inevitable for females to choose these things. If you can get people believing that they are biologically destined for shackles or even present it as a positive CHOICE, you dont have to physically enforce it and deal with resistance and unrest.

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