12 Signs Being Ladylike is not your Forte

This video just now made it into my Facebook news feed, and I’m probably using it in cultural studies to discuss gender expectations for women. One of the things I like about comedians like Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Amy Schumer, and of course Amy Poehler, is the ways that they take so-called gender norms for women and then upend them. Not being ladylike, aka not folllowing a rigid standard of femininity, as this end of this video implies, doesn’t mean that you are not some how a woman or female. It simply means you don’t chose to perform that gender construct.

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