If I ask you to imagine the most masculine man that you can, surely everyone has a fairly universal idea - big, muscular, powerful, deep voice, good at fighting, courageous, etc etc. In fact this goes for animals generally too. So now try to imagine the most feminine woman possible. This is difficult imo. Is femininity a lack of masculinity or is it a thing in itself? I would say the latter, but have trouble in defining it! Can anyone help? One point is that there is this idea that perhaps characteristics like talking in a babyish voice, wearing pinkness and fluffiness, and being physically feeble are examples of extreme femininity - but I would say these things are rather more examples of prematurity/childishness. Is there a confusion in people's minds between this childishness and femininity? If you look at tribes (of all races) living outside of civilisation in particular, they have always had roles for men and roles for women so there is the masculine and the feminine - yet their women have none of that pink fluffy feebleness. In the times when Tacitus wrote about the differences between the ancient Germanics (barbarians) and the degeneracy of the Romans (civilised) the pathetic kind of so-called femininity was common amongst pampered Roman women and absent amongst the Germanics. And if that's not feminine then when homosexuals behave in a "camp" so-called "effete" way I would say that actually NOT feminine but rather a regression into childishness.