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the logical clearness of her arguments...condemned her as eccentric and unwomanly
- So when twelve full months were mistakenly shaved from her age last week, she took the unwomanly step of setting the record straight.
- Negroes do not become un-Negro if they fight for equality the way women who do so are said to become unwomanly.
- Jane Fonda in CBS News
At the same time, the qualities that supposedly make women better are reinforced as female norms, meaning that women who don't conform are labelled as unwomanly, odd or defective. And since it's impossible to be kind, empathetic, nurturing,... Emily Maguire http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Maguire&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFLoLFn3e6q3NoTEGrj14h2LuV3_w Sydney Morning Herald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://blogs.smh.com.au/lifestyle/allmenareliars/archives/2008/09/girls_are_better_than_boys.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFf-21jRAie6iHTAKA29ixZcf1vzg Sep 8, 2008
106378 139508 unwomanly The marriage was ending, and I felt so bad about myself," says Fonda. "And I felt so unsexy and unwomanly. And for a while, it made me feel more confident."