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The problem with reclaiming femininity

Content warning: misogynistic slurs.

‘Femininity is imposed upon people assigned female at birth. It is mandated and enforced. And it is largely fiction; almost every trait we think of as feminine is culturally constructed. What do the lipstick feminists mean when they talk about embracing femininity?’

In the fourth instalment of their column, Iseult De Mallet Burgess discusses lipstick feminism, femininity, and the concept of gender.

Illustration by Ben Beechener.