ANDROGYNOUS

The concept of androgynity

-People are different. Boys and girls are different. There are many differences between us, both physical and personality traits. However, there are still many stereotypes in our community or culture that we still have to live up to today. Boys should grow up male and girls female.

The well-adjusted male should be independently aggressive and powerful. The well-adjusted female should be dependent, nurturing and uninterested in power.

Since 1900, women in particular have been dissatisfied with the stresses that their stereotypical roles, alternatives to femininity and masculinity are proposed with new styles by Coco Chanel. Over the next few decades, film stars such as Katherine Hepburn and designers such as Yves Saint Laurent continued to press women's fashion.

People are not willing to be put into metaphorical boxes and want to express their personality individually through their sense of style and the clothes they wear, as they are unimpressed by the labels of society. And this movement is becoming stronger, louder and more respected in society.

The concept of androgynity refers to the presence of desirable male and female characteristics in the same person. That's why there are the "tomboy" girls and the "fashionable" kind of boys. The androgynous boy could be confident and caring, the androgynous girl could be powerful and sensitive to the feelings of others. In simple terms, both can be both male and female at the same time. Androgyne is not the propensity of sexual attraction. Androgyne refers to traits that are not definitively of both sexes. Many scientists and psychologists believe that a great mind must be androgynous.

In "Gender Issues: Futures and Implications for Global Humanity," Ivana Milojevic captured the essence of why our future is likely to be more androgynous. We act as men or women because that's what society dictates to us, she explains, which is much different from men or women. "People engage in the cultural behaviors of the exercise of femininity and masculinity",

Milojevic wrote: "Gender categories are much more fluid than those of women/men." It seems obvious that gender is a continuum as opposed to absolute, with most people possessing a mixture of what we consider to be female and male traits. As gender is increasingly destabilized by science, technology, fashion, and further feminization,  there will be greater acceptance to explore its personal "male" and "female" traits or androgynous profiles. For Milojevic, this will be a very good thing, leading to "more democratic and just societies with flattened hierarchies."

 

 

 

 

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