The term Feminist has become a polarizing entity. Some people are of the mind that everyone should be a feminist – men and women. People who identity as a feminist are said to support equal pay for both genders, equal opportunities, and a general reject of stereotypes that say that a man is superior to a woman. Please correct me if I am wrong.
On the other hand, Feminine Energy is less about social justice and equality. While feminine energy building activities can be a source of bonding for people – it can just as much be an individual pursuit.
Seems to me, a person can roll around in all the feminine energy that they want. Especially behind closed doors. “Feminine Energy” is being left a little open here because it can mean different things to different people.
On the other hand, being a feminist almost requires an identifier to be open about it. Can you be a feminist without telling people you support equality between men and women? No, it doesn’t work that way. It’s like another social issue that I don’t really talk about here – racism. If you are against racism then you kind of HAVE TO openly stand against it. If you don’t speak against it, racist people and non-racist people will assume that you’re okay with it.
What do feminine energy and feminist … people…. have in common? Well, women in general have a reputation of being heavy on the emotional side of life. That’s a huge commonality. You have to have some type of emotional feelings toward being a feminist, if that’s how you identify.
Whether it’s true or not that women are more emotional, a woman who exudes feminine energy is totally seen as more delicate and sensitive. There is nothing wrong with that and if you think that’s there is then you need to reevaluate where your opinion comes from.
Exuding feminine energy is even a requirement for women who want to live a certain kind of lifestyle. For example, if a woman wants to avoid manual labor as an occupation then being feminine sets that woman on the path for a career that will allow her to wear whatever she wants and to behave as delicate as she wants.
On the other hand, a woman who wants to work a construction job automatically knows that she won’t be able to wear fancy shoes or silk clothing – it’ll have to be the rough attire of Carhartt pants and steel toe boots.
Of course, she can code switch if she wants. I’m just saying that a woman who wants to have long nails and a woman who wants to pour concrete may have to choose.
A Feminist does not always give off a feminine vibe. Where feminine energy asks a woman to be soft spoken, a hardcore feminist may be outwardly harsh in the face of some kind of gender discrimination.
The keyword here is hardcore. There are levels.
In this world, we all should be a feminist in the face of obvious toxic anti-female behavior.
And then, we should also become more feminine when we feel our energy getting chaotic or frazzled. I suppose class and grace fall into the side of feminine energy as well.
As men and women both have feminine and masculine energy, so goes the realization that there is a time and a place where one energy should be more “loud” than the other.
Funny enough, sometimes the louder that feminist equality is said, the less feminine it actually presents itself.