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hyper-feminine

a term describing the exaggeration of stereotypical female/feminine behaviour; in Queer contexts, this usually refers to how drag queens use stereotypical female behaviours and appearances to create a character and performance; that is, the deliberate act of exaggerating female/feminine traits for deliberate effect.

In psychological contexts, it may refer to the various behaviours possessed by women that are overtly traditionally feminine, typically with a rejection of traits that are masculine; not simply being a “girly girl” (as in being a feminine female), but actively rejecting masculine traits and norms because of a belief that women shouldn’t possess them.

Originally published: 4th December, 2020
Last modified: December 4, 2020