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FEMININITY

In my work I am always looking at identity.
My attraction to Chinese philosophy and calligraphy has a strong influence on my drawing and painting with inks. In this series I am combining Eastern techniques and Collage with a Western mentality addressing the complexity of femininity.

Female, Feminism, & Femininity (From my Blog)

Definitions lifted from Webster's dictionary
fe•male
adjective \'fe-?mal\
: of or relating to the sex that can produce young or lay eggs
: characteristic of girls or women
: having members who are all girls or women

fem•i•nism
noun \'fe-m?-?ni-z?m\
: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities
: organized activity in support of women's rights and interests

fem•i•nin•i•ty
noun \?fe-m?-'ni-n?-te\
Definition of FEMININITY
1: the quality or nature of the female sex
2: EFFEMINACY
3: WOMEN, WOMANKIND
Examples of FEMININITY

First Known Use of FEMININITY
14th century

Reading the definition of Female & Feminism is pretty straight forward. Yes each person will have their own interpretation, but Webster offers a concrete starting point for discussion.
Why is the word Femininity is so elusive??
Has the word taken on such negative attributes of weakness we are afraid to acknowledge its existence, power and beauty? Why?
Even Webster's example of the word points to subservient behavior.....re-worded ...how could she become a CEO yet remain so feminine!!!
In my work I am always looking at identity.
My attraction to Chinese philosophy and calligraphy has a strong influence on my drawing and painting with inks. In this series I am combining Eastern techniques and Collage with a Western mentality addressing the complexity of femininity.

Female, Feminism, & Femininity (From my Blog)

Definitions lifted from Webster's dictionary
fe•male
adjective \'fe-?mal\
: of or relating to the sex that can produce young or lay eggs
: characteristic of girls or women
: having members who are all girls or women

fem•i•nism
noun \'fe-m?-?ni-z?m\
: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities
: organized activity in support of women's rights and interests

fem•i•nin•i•ty
noun \?fe-m?-'ni-n?-te\
Definition of FEMININITY
1: the quality or nature of the female sex
2: EFFEMINACY
3: WOMEN, WOMANKIND
Examples of FEMININITY

First Known Use of FEMININITY
14th century

Reading the definition of Female & Feminism is pretty straight forward. Yes each person will have their own interpretation, but Webster offers a concrete starting point for discussion.
Why is the word Femininity is so elusive??
Has the word taken on such negative attributes of weakness we are afraid to acknowledge its existence, power and beauty? Why?
Even Webster's example of the word points to subservient behavior.....re-worded ...how could she become a CEO yet remain so feminine!!!

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