femininities

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1129

Definition

The different notions of what it means to be a woman, including patterns of conduct linked to a women’s assumed place in a given set of gender roles and relations. It involves questioning the values and norms that traditionally apply to women’s behaviour in a given society, identifying and addressing issues connected to women’s and girls’ subordination as well as related discriminatory gender stereotypes that sustain gender inequality.

See also: masculinities

Source(s)

Definition developed by EIGE experts.

Propose an update