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Encyclopedia > Girly girl
Kellie Martin in a caricature of a girly girl in Joe Dante's Matinee.
Kellie Martin in a caricature of a girly girl in Joe Dante's Matinee.

Girly girl is a slang term for a girl or woman who chooses to dress and behave in a traditionally feminine style, such as wearing pink or floral dresses, blouses and skirts, wearing make-up, talking about relationships and other activities which are associated with the traditional gender role of a girl. It is an informal term, and in most contexts, it is at least mildly derogatory. Image File history File links Vlcsnap-234436. ... Image File history File links Vlcsnap-234436. ... Kellie Noelle Martin (born October 16, 1975) is an American television actress. ... A common caricature of Charles Darwin focuses on his beard, eyebrows, and baldness, while often giving him the features of an ape or monkey. ... Joe Dante (born November 28, 1946 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American film director and producer of films generally with humorous and scifi content. ... Matinee is a 1993 period comedy film directed by Joe Dante. ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... // Two Tamil girls in Tiruvannamalai. ... A woman is a female human. ... It has been suggested that folding clothes be merged into this article or section. ... Femininity comprises the physical and mental attributes associated with the female sex and is partly culturally determined. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term dress may refer to any of these:- Clothing or attire in general A specific type of womens garment, discussed in the article on skirt and dress The dres subculture in Poland. ... A blouse A blouse most commonly refers to a womans shirt, although the term is also used for some mens military uniform shirts. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

The term is sometimes seen as a term of disdain or abuse, particularly among tomboys and some feminists, since the "second wave" of feminism in the 1960s and '70s, after which gender-blind clothing and/or behaviour started to become more prevalent among females. Whether "traditionally feminine" traits are inherently repressive or harmful to women is a matter of some debate. A tomboy is a girl who behaves according to the gender role of a boy. ... Feminism is a social theory and political movement primarily informed and motivated by the experience of women. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the experiences of women. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Gender-blind (or unisex) is a term describing activities undertaken and services provided without regard to the gender of those who participate. ...

More recently , a resurgence of the use in a more positive light has occurred. Women have embraced a softer, more feminine, view of womanhood and have embraced the term "girly." Examples of this can be seen in the artwork of popular publications such as Cosmo, Glamour, and Redbook which have all recently made use of "girly" type characters. Examples of a younger movement embracing the term can be seen in the rising popularity of Girly Layouts used on popular sites like Myspace.com

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