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    The Feminization of Males

    In western culture and society the gender line is becoming more and more blurred, particularly in the last 2 generations. Where has the archetypal male image gone? What do women think about this? What do the guys think?

    Do women find men wearing women's pants attractive? I know of some chemical issues surrounding a contaminated food supply (BPA, etc.).

    What do people feel is exactly going on?

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    Some women do... some don't. Not all males dress/act that way so it's not really a big deal.
    Honestly I'd rather have a guy act/dress how he really feels comfortable with himself even if that means it's "feminine" in some peoples opinion than a guy who walks around faking YOUR concept of "maleness". Many traditional cultures even allow for transgender individuals to hold a respected place within the community.

    Feminine and masculine are completely social/cultural constructs... not so long ago in europe the MOST masculine/sought-after males often wore high heels, lace poofs, brightly colored brocades and silks, make-up, and wigs or at least were expected to have long silky elegantly coiffed hair.
    Study some anthropology and history sometime. Feminine and masculine are not static.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Some women do... some don't. Not all males dress/act that way so it's not really a big deal.
    Honestly I'd rather have a guy act/dress how he really feels comfortable with himself even if that means it's "feminine" in some peoples opinion than a guy who walks around faking YOUR concept of "maleness". Many traditional cultures even allow for transgender individuals to hold a respected place within the community.

    Feminine and masculine are completely social/cultural constructs... not so long ago in europe the MOST masculine/sought-after males often wore high heels, lace poofs, brightly colored brocades and silks, make-up, and wigs or at least were expected to have long silky elegantly coiffed hair.
    Study some anthropology and history sometime. Feminine and masculine are not static.
    Yet more proof that I was born in the wrong daggone century. I don't know what it is about men that can pull off makeup and long hair . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Some women do... some don't. Not all males dress/act that way so it's not really a big deal.
    Honestly I'd rather have a guy act/dress how he really feels comfortable with himself even if that means it's "feminine" in some peoples opinion than a guy who walks around faking YOUR concept of "maleness". Many traditional cultures even allow for transgender individuals to hold a respected place within the community.

    Feminine and masculine are completely social/cultural constructs... not so long ago in europe the MOST masculine/sought-after males often wore high heels, lace poofs, brightly colored brocades and silks, make-up, and wigs or at least were expected to have long silky elegantly coiffed hair.
    Study some anthropology and history sometime. Feminine and masculine are not static.
    I'm not sure you understand,I wasn't making a judgement about one way or the other. I was making an observation about our current society. I guess it's pretty atypical for MDA forums to be misconstrued like this. I suppose starting a discussion wasn't right for this forum.

    I'm completely aware of the historical and anthropological status of the masculine and feminine morphing and blurring lines. I was curious about what people thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Some women do... some don't. Not all males dress/act that way so it's not really a big deal.
    Honestly I'd rather have a guy act/dress how he really feels comfortable with himself even if that means it's "feminine" in some peoples opinion than a guy who walks around faking YOUR concept of "maleness". Many traditional cultures even allow for transgender individuals to hold a respected place within the community.

    Feminine and masculine are completely social/cultural constructs... not so long ago in europe the MOST masculine/sought-after males often wore high heels, lace poofs, brightly colored brocades and silks, make-up, and wigs or at least were expected to have long silky elegantly coiffed hair.
    Study some anthropology and history sometime. Feminine and masculine are not static.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dana_leigh View Post
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    Did you happen to read my response to that individual. Whereas I don't disagree with the poster, I think that you and the other individual are being misled by your own personal prejudices or predispositions. I wasn't interjecting any personal feelings in the post, I was asking a question. And to be clear, people keep saying that I'm biased by my western view on the world, well, I posed the question from the western point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Some women do... some don't. Not all males dress/act that way so it's not really a big deal.
    Honestly I'd rather have a guy act/dress how he really feels comfortable with himself even if that means it's "feminine" in some peoples opinion than a guy who walks around faking YOUR concept of "maleness". Many traditional cultures even allow for transgender individuals to hold a respected place within the community.

    Feminine and masculine are completely social/cultural constructs... not so long ago in europe the MOST masculine/sought-after males often wore high heels, lace poofs, brightly colored brocades and silks, make-up, and wigs or at least were expected to have long silky elegantly coiffed hair.
    Study some anthropology and history sometime. Feminine and masculine are not static.
    I was going to reply but I don't need to. This post says everything I wanted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosegin View Post
    I was going to reply but I don't need to. This post says everything I wanted to.
    I clarified this earlier in the thread, please read the whole thing.

    And again to be clear, I don't have an agenda here. For instance, my all-time favorite musician is Jimi Hendrix. This was a man, and he wore frilly shirts and feather boas and I couldn't care less.

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    men are not social constructs.

    a man is a man is a man.

    like i said in the other thread, whether a male is a man is determined by the way he sees the world, not by any superficial fashion or by some skill.

    the biological difference between the sexes necessitates, by definition, that the male and female will experience the world differently.

    for the question 'what is a man?' the answer is 'the male that is most united with his Soul'.

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    You have a couple of theories, ranging from the societal:

    The knife of feminism has cut too far. Instead of equality, we've ended up with sameness.

    To the metaphysical:

    The Earth is entering the feminine half of its galactic orbit.

    What we need, is to bring back the Spartan state!

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