Whilst the NTE is increasingly recognised as a useful avenue through which to research young people's lives, less attention has been given to the girls' night out as a specific type of engagement with the NTE that may illuminate some of the nuances in the ways in which young women might "do" gender and femininities. The data clearly showed that these nights offered opportunities to individually and collectively engage in particular drinking practices and choices that the women recognised as "feminine", in order to buy into collective enactments of femininity and friendship through, for example, sharing a bottle of wine.
"The only time I feel girly is when I go out": drinking stories, teenage girls, and respectable femininities. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 16(2), 119-138.
Geographies of new femininities. New York: Longman.
If we depart not (only) from Frye as she is reworked by Butler or Serrano but also from bell hooks definition where feminism is 'a movement to end sexist oppression (that) directs our attention to systems of domination and the inter-relatedness of sex, race, and class oppression'--in other words, to an understanding of sexism as always already entwined with other systems of domination, we can also approach the question of relations between femininities and femininity as a problem for feminism (Feminist Theory, p33).
(22.) Pratibha Parmar, 'Pocket sized Venus', in Del LaGrace Volcano & Ulrika Dahl, Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities, Serpent's Tail, London 2008, pp91-96.
These behaviors contrast markedly from those associated with women's femininities. In law firms and courtrooms, women are expected to "act like women," that is, in ways that are caring, nurturing, and responsive to others.
because multiple masculinities and femininities exist, and people practice, and are held accountable to, specific kinds depending on their bodies," we argue that multiple forms of Chicana femininities operate.
In tracing their discursive construction of femininities as articulated through the collective process of writing the central character and narratives for the video, we get a sense of the girls' individual identities, past histories and social locations.
Between Femininities makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the lives and realities of girls and young women; their nuanced and complex navigations in a world which makes competing demands on them and which attempts to circumscribe them into particular gendered categories.
, like masculinities, are not passive parts of patriarchy.
When faced with only images of specific hegemonic femininities, it makes sense to resist by creating counter-representations, by placing different images in our mirrors, images that we might well want to reflect.
A third and vital step is the recognition of multiple 'mascu1inities' and femininities' most of which bear little or no relation to the genitals of the person who is taking them up.