It's the 21st century and I think its about time that women stop being criticized for being "unladylike." Think about it, every single time a girl burps or laughs to loud or curses, there is some old biddie on the side lines ready to swoop in with the, "Act like a lady" speech.
And I am here to say Fuck off.
Let's focus on the actual definition of "ladylike."
A well-bred women...sounds like their talking about a race horse to me. And what is with these synonyms, respectable, genteel, MODEST?
Even the sentence using the word is sexist, "It wasn't ladylike to be too interested in men.
The term ladylike is so old fashioned if you blew hard enough it would float away as dust particles. Ladylike describes the shell of a woman who doesn't curse, raise her voice, have her own opinions, hell "ladylike" even stops women from acknowledging that their body performs basic human functions (i.e. burp, fart, menstruate).
Women are humans, and they should be allowed to be however they want to be. So I think we should redefine ladylike.
Because being a lady is being:
- Able to stand up for yourself and your opinions.
- Strong enough to make your own choices.
- Sexually liberated whatever that means to you, free to sleep around or save yourself.
- Educated enough to make a difference in the world.
- Fun enough to be funny, brave, daring and adventurous.
- Able to know exactly what you want and not let any stupid definitions stop you.
Actually, ladylike is any behavior preformed by a women. So shut up with your useless sexiest definition.
This is the definition for manly, just to show you the difference between definitions. Where as the ladylike is meek, focuses on "whats appropriate", and tries to define ways for women to act, manly seems to be giving men a lot more of the control.
Side note- the sentences that use manly in a sentence are SOOO LAUGHABLE!