‘Masculinity is a trait and NOT a gender’

Through these poignant images Meg Allen introduces us to the world of “female masculinity”.

Yes, not all women have to be feminine and neither do all men have to be masculine. We are just brought up to believe that there is only one way to be, and dress and project ourselves. Take sometime to read  Allen’s introduction as to why she decided to showcase these amazingly powerful and brave identities.

This was my favourite image from the collection:

Butch Project



'‘Masculinity is a trait and NOT a gender’' have 1 comment

  1. July 20, 2014 @ 9:08 pm Bhairavi

    Shruti, I loved the post.. The picture reminded me of an episode in Sex and the City, where one of the most ladylike characters Charlotte, dresses as a man for a photo shoot … During the course of the episode you see this very demurely sexy lady embrace her ‘masculine’ side. It was extremely powerful to see her own this masculinity in a way which did not diminish her sexuality.


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