Friday, 8 April 2011

An A-Z of Sisters Guild - F

feminine /femə nin/ adjective 1 of or being a female person; woman or girl. 2 characteristic of, appropriate to, or peculiar to women; womanly; qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness, weakness, delicacy, or modesty. 3 effeminate; womanish: said of a man. 4 of or belonging to the gender that normally includes most words or grammatical forms referring to females. 5 having or occuring in an extra unstressed final syllable; feminine rhyme.

“God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.”
Farrah Fawcett

Elle flotte, elle hésite, en un mot elle est femme.
(She floats, she hesitates; in a word she's a woman)
Athalie (1691) Jean Racine

“A woman may develop wrinkles and cellulite, lose her waistline, her bustline, her ability to bear a child, even her sense of humor, but none of that implies a loss of her sexuality, her femininity”
Barbara Gordon

"I don't mind living in a mans world as long as I can be a woman in it"

Marilyn Monroe

"[About Fred Astaire] "Sure he was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards . . . and in high heels!"
  - Bob Thaves 1982 © NEA Inc.

“I'm not very feminine. Tried it once, threw my back out, had to give it up.”
Stephanie Hodge

"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood"
Oscar Wilde

This is part of our 'An A-Z of Sisters Guild' blog posts published every Friday. See also A is for Adventure, B is for Bedtime, C is for Colour, D is for Discovery and E is for Exuberance.

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