Is masculinity dead?
Most Helpful Guys
The line between femininity and masculinity are more blurry and unclear nowadays in the Western world than earlier on. Men and women do more of the same things and have more of the same rights like voting, participating in many of the same jobs, freedom speech, taking care of their own economy, education etc.
In the past it was expected of women to be house wives while men worked outside and earned money, but today it's common for both men and women to work to make their own moneys. More women are independent like men. Both women and men participate in the same sports too like football, do workouts in the gym and so on.
There's still a gendered pattern when people choose jobs. Many women still voluntarily choose to become nurses, teachers for kids and so on, while men often ends up as engineers, economy/bankers or business men, construction workers, miners, truck drivers etc. Although it's voluntarily, there's still traditions out there and some wants to follow them.
There's also still some fashion differences. Yes, men and women both wears pants. But there's still more common for women to wear dresses or skirts than men. Same applies to high heels, makeup, hand bags, long hair and these kinds of things. There's still feminine and masculine things, but they've just lessen.
Feminism or the gender equality movement has off course affected it. If people didn't want to be more equal, this wouldn't happen. :)
Feminism has decreased femininity and has helped to make women feel shameful of desires such as being a stay at home mom. Just listen to former feminists on YouTube and theylll tell you about their mental battle with wanting to be a mom and also wanting to be a career woman as society seems to expect now since feminism has declared that unequal work distribution between the sexes means inequality and badness, rather than hey maybe a lot more women want to be house wives than you thought and maybe women aren’t oppressed but actually had a choice at one time and now that choice has essentially been removed.
Most Helpful Girls
Umm no, femininity can't die lol
Being feminine is behavioural, it has always been a thing and it always will be.
Feminism itself, the REAL feminism hasn't decreased femininity in women, but the radicalised feminism definitely has because people think that because they feel 'trapped in the wrong body' means they gotta go and make permanent changes to their bodies.
Personally I see it as a phase, nothing more than a trend kickstarted by social media. Basically the new tribal tattoos, they because super popular for YEARS then all of a sudden they became pure cringe and nobody wanted them. Same thing, just wait and you'll see.
it's not dead, the societal definitions of femininity and masculinity have evolved over the course of time.