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Stamp: Feminine AND Feminist by diviana Stamp: Feminine AND Feminist by diviana
I don't consider the two mutually exclusive.

I've seen "Feminist NOT Feminine" and "Feminine NOT Feminist", but never both. Yes, I paint my nails, wear pink, etc, but I still believe in and support women's rights.
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TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
feminist and not feminine
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420dollarsand69cents Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This stamp is pretty much me lol.
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the-green-gallad Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a feminist but I can't fav this samp because I am male
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Bankai-Princess Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Hell yeah!  People who think supporting equal rights of women means that they can't dress up, wear make up, and be feminine are ignorant beyond words.  +fav 
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OneLittleWitch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Amen, sister! :clap:
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claudie89 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
So true
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Alyson-S-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
For me, I guess this really comes down to how an individual defines feminine, because the Western cultural definition of feminine applies to expectations of what it means to be female/what it means to be a woman, just as much as masculinity comes down to what it means to be male/what it means to be a man and for me, such things are nonsense-since they get narrowed down to interests, occupation and appearance when being male and being female has to do with the biological, not the external physical and definitely not loving the color pink (for women).

For me, a woman is a feminist once she supports women's rights, but a woman represents feminism depending on how she carries herself, masculine and feminine don't exist, their just apart of social structure. A woman is just a woman, feminine and masculine don't apply.
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I completely agree with this.
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here, but I don't pain my nails because it looks like I spilled the bottle on my hands and I usually don't wear pink. My old room was painted pink and I had to stare at it for 5 years! I used to like pink, but staring at it for hours on end it gets kinda disgusting.
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Word.
High five for feminine feminists! :highfive:
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
I'll just say this much:

We need a much more open-ended definition for the word "strength".
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BrYttBRatt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
YES! I'm sick of the notion that you can't be feminine AND feminist. I like pink, I paint my nails, I cook, I like to stay at home, and I still support equal rights between men and women. I'm hoping or equal pay too!

It gets irritating when girls who consider themselves feminists and believe in strong women bitch at the idea of a girl being feminine. They're totally missing the point!

They assume that any female character in literature, on TV, etc. who is a "girly girl" is automatically weak, whether or not she really is. The only "cool" and "strong" female characters are the tomboys who hate pink and make-up, therefore implying that for a woman to be strong, she must be like a man. That in itself is a bit sexist in my opinion.

...Okay. That rant lasted longer than I planned.
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diviana Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
I'm quite happy to see that there are some like-minded people out there.

Yeah, it's unfortunate that the word "feminist" is only equated with the whole tomboyish, angry, man-hating stereotype. Feminists come in all shapes and forms (including the one I mentioned, of course).

That's why I was a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, actually. She was pretty feminine, but still kicked a lot of ass (literally and figuratively, heh).

Thanks for your comment. :)
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LadyMask Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student
When I read that comment I thought of Buffy too :lol:

The first time I watched that show, I remember feeling so happy and peaceful about myself, and despite not being a superhero, I felt quite powerful (: It was kind of cool to feel that for the first time.
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NFM Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I do consider the two mutually exclusive. In my utopia, there's no such thing as man or woman, just people.
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diviana Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
I think that in a place where there's no such thing as man or woman, there would be no such thing as feminism or femininity (or masculinity) either, so the two being exclusive wouldn't really be an issue.

Thanks for your perspective on the matter, it's good to hear from multiple points of view. :)
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NFM Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
To me, that is feminism. Feminism is as extreme equality as possible. Feminism isn't about men respecting women and women respecting men, it's about realising that the differences between men and women are greatly overestimated, we're practically the same.
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
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diviana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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92-pink-ravens Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said, girl! This is the way I am too.
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diviana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Great to know I'm not the only one. :) Thanks!
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koalaxninja Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
:clap: Couldn't agree more.
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diviana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yay! Thanks. :)
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