In a recent article, MSNBC’s Joan Walsh accused Ivanka Trump of being “too girly.”
No matter what your personal political views are, for a woman to accuse another woman of being “too girly” is cause for those of us who believe in the power of femininity to take a stand for our gender. She stated that Ivanka’s dress was not appropriate “for work.”
Whether Ms. Walsh understands it or not, she is going against her own gender, the implication being that to be taken seriously, we must dress like, and be more man-like. In other words, masculine is best, at least for work.
She states further, “And I think that what we see is that in patriarchal, authoritarian societies, daughters have great value — they are property,” she said. “And the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and about the place of women in this administration, I think, are really, pretty frightening.”
First of all, patriarchal, authoritarian societies, don’t value daughters as being of great value. Like Ms. Walsh said, they are property and can be disposed of (killed) whenever the father believes she has disgraced the family. In too many countries, a woman’s death is not even recorded, nor her grave marked.
At Fascinating Womanhood, we believe women are extremely valuable. These extreme feminists have no idea of the power of femininity—that includes being girly whenever we feel like it. To call out another woman for being “girly” is anti-woman and implies that men, after all is said and done, should be emulated and copied, that somehow our sex is lesser and not as important.
It doesn’t work for us to be more man-like. It just makes us come off as 2nd class men or “butchy.” We have much more influence being feminine females. These misguided feminists simply have no idea what they are promoting and, what they are missing!
Enjoy being and developing your femininity. Fascinating Womanhood can help you rediscover and re-claim your girlishness and true identity and womanly power.