What We’re Reading: The Feminine Revolution by Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we’ve reached a point in history where women are finally speaking up and the world is finally starting to listen. The concept of modern femininity is a shimmering and shifting landscape that is eternally evolving, outgrowing its outdated roots with both eyes trained on a future that is decidedly female.
The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World, by by Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, is a refreshing reboot of femininity for the modern woman, redeeming and reclaiming feminine traits that were once often disparaged as weaknesses - such as sensitivity, intuition, and emotion - as powerful strengths that lay the groundwork for a future in which women won’t have to sacrifice their femininity at the expense of success. 
 Women can and should do it all, and this analytical yet interesting must-read traces the textured history of society’s interpretation of feminine traits, sharing anecdotes and opinions from iconic females throughout history including Cindy Crawford and Marianne Williamson, while challenging old and outdated perceptions and providing women with a new mindset in order to reclaim their authentic nature and feminine energy with courage and confidence. The book serves up new interpretations of the characteristics society has deemed as weak or damaging, such as:  Take things hard. Women feel things deeply, especially the hard stuff--and that's a good thing. Enjoy glamour. Peacocks' bright coloring and garish feathers are part of their survival strategy--similar tactics are part of our happiness strategy. Chit-chat. Women have been derogated for "gossip" for centuries. But what others call gossip, we call social connection.  Emote. Never let anyone tell you to not be emotional. Express your enthusiasm, love, affection and warmth.  Embrace your domestic side. Don't be ashamed to cultivate the beauty of your home and wrap your arms around friends and family.
This riveting and relatable book opens up a new conversation about femininity, unravels society’s interpretation of it, explaining how we can challenge societal norms to reflect on our inherent power, and re-categorizing felinity for what it is: a superpower, one that will ultimately help us shape a new world. 
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