While I had no idea that this was the name of an actual book, I must admit that I am more than excited that such a book exists!
Here it is:
“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.” – Marilyn Monroe
I am relieved to see so many women who were shamed for being feminine their childhood, who are now being begged to be more feminine and even mocked for being masculine, by the men who shamed them out of their feminine characteristics.
How many times was I told, “You are just too sensitive!” or that, “You cry too easily!” I was taught that the virtue was in behaving in a more masculine way and even to aim for stoicism. Displaying zero emotion was praised widely during my upbringing. Men and women alike coached me in this direction of masculinity. Only for me to become an adult and be mocked by those very same men citing that they prefer “more feminine” races of women (My Black uncles; my mother’s brothers).
“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.” – Marilyn Monroe
I was shamed by feminists for wanting to be a stereotypical “barefoot, pregnant, homemaking housewife.” They called it the internalization of archaic oppression and brainwashing. They, however, were the ones brainwashed into thinking the pinnacle of personhood is manhood. They were duped into thinking the height of womanhood is to outcompete males. They go against their very nature ruining their reproductive and mental health to vie with men in activities we were never created to.
Women of today are plenty depressed and jaded with having to be mannish professionals shamed for wearing what I am determined to rename “p*ssy pink” on the job due to its girlish implications. We are laughed at and mocked by men and women alike for being feminine, but this is changing. A Renaissance of femininity is not merely on the horizon, it is here. Palpable.
“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe
Women (of the LGBTQ persuasion especially) made us feel like being models or Marilyn Monroe was a waste of womanhood but in the words of my spirit twin Marilyn Monroe I would just like to say, “I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”