I’ve been thinking about feminist doctrine and their bleating about being strong and independent. They seem to believe it makes them more attractive to the opposite sex. It doesn’t, as any honest straight man will say, but nonetheless they repeat it like a female meme.
I usually go back to the books on these topics and old etiquette books came up with the idea of “female accomplishment”. It was emphasized in many 19th century romances too. I believe this connection is enough to draw a distorted comparison between the two. Feminism has tried to steal the notion for itself.
Accomplishments were reserved for ladies. They had no professions and came from honourable family lines. Reputation was paramount. Reserve marked a lady as a creature of breeding. An accomplished lady was educated, as a good student, capable of learning, in contrast to the illiterate peasant class. Among these subjects were religion and a focus on virtues, including chastity, loyalty and forbearance. Manners and social grace were included in family teachings, boarding school or finishing school. This included dancing, elocution and grace, especially around men.
Practical skills useful in later life, such as entertaining children, sewing, charity work for churches and perhaps cooking were commonplace. However, a lady’s place wasn’t in the field, or dirty factories, to toil like a peasant. The adult girl model was a lady.
Compare this to feminism’s subtle appropriation of achievement, where the adult girl model is a rude man. Wasted youth, binging, a gutter mouth, speaking out of turn, walking, dressing and generally acting like a man and none of those practical skills or topics. In fact, they take loud pride (a vice) in their own ignorance (like a peasant). There is payment for education and a lack of learning, and certainly no scholarly humility. Standards are fake to them, as fake as those ladies. An idolatry of immaturity in every form. And they expect decent men to find this attractive? The mind boggles.
If a man desired masculinity in a partner, he’d fuck the real thing, an actual man.