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    refinement and excess feminity

    The word 'lady' has connotations of refinement and excessive femininity that some women find offensive.
    What does mean this sentence?
    Please explain it.

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    Re: refinement and excess feminity

    The traditions of 'Courtly Love' that underlie traditional ideals of 'gentlemanly' behaviour (see Chivalry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) insist that women should be put on a pedestal and worshipped as pure and motherly and feminine. Modern women prefer to think of themselves as (potentially) having engine oil under their fingernails.

    The two metaphors don't go together: they're 'like oil and water' (engine oil and a pedestal! ) - they don't mix.

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    Last edited by BobK; 10-Mar-2007 at 12:40. Reason: Typo fixed

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    Re: refinement and excess feminity

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The word 'lady' has connotations of refinement and excessive femininity that some women find offensive.
    What does this sentence mean ?
    Please explain it.
    I don't find it offensive at all. I like to be treated as a lady!...an intelligent lady, of course.


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    Re: refinement and excess feminity

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    I don't find it offensive at all. I like to be treated as a lady!...an intelligent lady, of course.
    We know you are intelligent.

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    Re: refinement and excess feminity

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    I don't find it offensive at all. I like to be treated as a lady!...an intelligent lady, of course.
    Excuse my (silly) generalization. I should have said 'some modern women'.

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