Lately, I’ve noticed that much of the women’s clothing being posted is from the 50s and 60s or throwbacks to that era. A time when women didn’t habitually dress as prostitutes or as men. A time when femininity, not sexiness was revered. A time many, both women and men would like to see come back in vogue.
Beginning in the late 60s, women across America discarded the femininity of their mothers generation. Synonymous with second-class citizenship and weakness, femininity was reviled.
Helen Reddy in May of 1972 released the song I Am Woman, and it soon became the unofficial anthem of the feminist movement. The iconic verse: “I am woman hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore.” Soon became the rallying cry for women. Women who would abandon the “female” persona of their mothers generation for the “female” persona that was in reality an imitation of their male counterparts.
Thankfully, a new version of “female” is arising. Females who are both feminine and assertive. Females who don’t have to be a sex toy or a b$#%* to be a voice heard amidst the deafening sound of sameness. Females who are comfortable in their own skins.