Here is a very nice depiction of masculinity and femininity that Melanie Wallendorf has read at the CCT Conference this year.
"He is playing masculine. She is playing feminine.
He is playing masculine because she is playing feminine.
She is playing feminine because he is playing masculine.
He is playing the kind of man that she thinks the kind of woman she is playing ought to admire. She is playing the kind of woman that he thinks the kind of man he is playing ought to desire.
If he were not playing masculine, he might well be more feminine than she is — except when she is playing very feminine. If she were not playing feminine, she might well be more masculine than he is – except when he is playing very masculine.
So he plays harder. And she plays… softer.
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