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the formality of being feminine

with respect to the beauty debt:

http://deathbyshinies.livejournal.com/403162.html

how does this sound?

- the female beauty debt exists because there is a formal definition of femininity. this formal femininity may be supplied by models or global mainstream media; or even peers, parents and diet charts. this formal definition of femininity is not subcultural.

- the male competition for status is not constrained by a male beauty debt because there is no formal definition of masculinity in global mainstream media. to wit, the last vestiges of formal masculinity as a global mainstream movement were embodied in the militarism leading up to ww1. instead, only hazily demarcated areas of unmanly or inauthentic masculinity exist, and these are largely reclaimed by active subcultures.

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(no subject) - shehasathree - Jun. 10th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC) - Expand

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