Femininity means something different to almost everyone when you really look at it. Makeup is one factor, having your hair done is another, and the clothes you wear are yet another. But there is also this lingering stereotype around femininity, and most of it is because of how things are played up in movies. When you think of "500 Days of Summer," the main female character is portrayed as this dainty, delicate being that wears old-fashioned dresses and talks a little on the meek side. She is the apple of the male lead's eye. So sweet. So feminine. But that type of feminine is really hard for a lot of people to relate to.
In typical romantic comedies, the female lead usually has tons of clothes/shoes/accessories which at some point in the movie become the bud of the typical male versus female joke of "but where am I going to put my stuff?" when it comes to closet sharing. Whether this is being done on purpose or not has yet to be confirmed, but it sets up an idea in young girls' and adult women alike, that they aren't feminine unless they have an excess of clothes, speak in a breathy voice and wear headbands every day.
But despite that, we all fall somewhere on the spectrum of stereotypically feminine. How much do you fit on that scale? Let's find out!
When you need to go shopping, what is the first thing on your list?
Is it hard for you to get along with other females?
What is your best feature?
What happens when you get dumped?
What is your favorite color?
How often do you do your hair?
Do you have a particular product you can't live without?
How do you decorate your living space?
What is your favorite way to wind down at the end of the day?
How would you describe your style?
What do you get complimented on the most?
What was your best subject in school?
What is your favorite show on television right now?
Tell the truth, how many pairs of shoes do you have?
Do you hope to find your Prince Charming?
What hobby are you currently into?
Did you play sports growing up?
What is one thing you did growing up that you regret?
What is one thing you did growing up that you wish you could do now?
Do you have a signature fragrance?
What is your favorite way to spend a Friday night?
Are you religious?
When it comes to your nails, what do they look like on a regular basis?
Do you still have stuffed animals?
Do you find yourself on a diet a lot?
What do you need in order to fall asleep?
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
How do you envision your wedding?
Do you want children?
Do you consider yourself desirable?
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