Femininity

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Femininity

What is femininity? Is it a spectre as supposed by Egoism? Is it a social-construct as supposed by the English language educational system? What qualities or qualifications do you ascribe to the designation? Is it something innate within the individual?

In raising children, do you or might you cultivate a gender? If so, for what reasons? Would you attempt to maintain gender-neutrality in the child? What is femininity to you?

-Georgia

anon (not verified)
cultivating moss is more

cultivating moss is more rewarding. it grows on rocks.

Le Way
And pollen grows on flowers

And pollen grows on flowers *sigh*

anon (not verified)
ye, flowers are neat too.

ye, flowers are neat too.

anon (not verified)
have you seen terrariums?

have you seen terrariums? pretty neat, huh?

you can spread moss so easily. they like shade and moisture, but can withstand dry seasons. i’ve seen them grow on hot road asphalt and on concrete.

i read on wikipedia they have been used for clothing, insulation, roofing, bedding, to absorb menstrual blood, as wound dressing, etc etc etc

anon (not verified)
moss don’t have pollen, nor

moss don’t have pollen, nor flowers (but their sporophytes look like flowers!), nor seeds, they have spores. instead of roots, they have rhizoids.

they are so simple and so sophisticated and so cute! <3

Le Way
So maybe its time for a moss

So maybe its time for a moss metaphor wouldn't you say? LIke my flower pollen was a metaphor for femininity, were you introducing moss as a masculine counterpart to my metaphor, or are you just being David Attenboroughish?

anon (not verified)
well, i didn’t present moss

well, i didn’t present moss as a way to suggest a fully formed metaphor, but i could see the potential.

you gave me the choice between a flower and a rock.
a complex sexual organ of a plant and a thing that is not considered a life-form by science (some cultures might).

i presented moss as an in-between alternative because they are simpler than plants which have flowers, and they often grow on rocks. but really moss were already on my mind since before the dilemma you presented.

if you look at how the moss reproduces, both sexually and asexually, and how it has usually one chromosome, but can sometimes have two, you can see how complex this organism’s interactions can be, yet how “simple” its body structure is, its leaves only one cell thick, for example.

we are infinitely more complex, i think, yet maybe not as clever, or well adapted to this planet lol.

moss are considered to be one of the first plants to “colonize” earth, to terraform land, and to change the composition of our atmosphere into a more hospitable one.

anon (not verified)
Satin Bowerbird with Bower

Satin Bowerbird with Bower (Male, immature)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmiQPgsht4

anon (not verified)
next you’ll show us lobsters

next you’ll show us lobsters and their hierarchies

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