femaleness femaleness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the properties characteristic of the female sex

Usage(s):

  1. Early in her career, Margaret Mead, for example, set out to show how even the notions of maleness and femaleness vary from place to place.
  2. The result is that the female is to a greater or less degree a compromise between normal maleness and femaleness.
  3. It covers her from throat to ankles in one unbroken chalice-shape of modesty proclaiming her femininity where nudity would merely parade her mammalian femaleness.

Quotes

  • Parker posted a controversial column on Wednesday entitled "Obama: Our first female president" in which she argues that the President "displays many tropes of femaleness."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Kathleen Parker Source: Huffington Post (blog)

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