I'd like to think of myself as a gentleman and I often end up acting more like a male, but at the same time I'm very happy/comfortable being a female.
In your opinion, can a woman consider herself a gentleman? Can she follow the guidelines of what it is to be a gentleman?
What exactly do you think? Yay or nay for the lady-gentlemen, and why exactly?
By 'gentleman' I'm referring to the behavior, as in being polite and your mannerisms and such. Not so much what's in your pants, even though gentlemen happens to be a male pronoun.
And typically women who call themselves ladies are usually preppy and girly, I wouldn't say I'm extremely masculine but I'm certainly not girly.
This isn't about whatever gender I identify as, more so the general idea of women behaving as gentlemen.
here's one guess --
they aren't happy with who they are.
That's more true of a lot of men that come here. Many -- though certainly not all -- do so to better themselves in some respect. The few women regulars we have around here seem pretty comfortable with who they are.
We have been there, done that on AoM already this month.
There are, in my experienced opinions, no comparable sites. All other sites are some combination of smaller, treacly, stupider, catty, uninformed, and I could go on.
So, the reasons for being here are the opposite. This site has tens of thousands of intelligent, direct, educated, kind, polite members. And a few misogynist exceptions.
A man is not necessarily a misogynist for identifying with his own manhood.
But a woman clearly is a misogynist if she rejects identification with her own womanhood.
I never knew Shane to need fiber.
"rejecting" is not the same as "being confused about"
like our dear Caroline Moore and the questions in her OP.
Ms. Moore does not belong to you or anyone else.
I certainly don't claim ownership of CM! I used the words 'our' since she's a member of AOM. Don't be so easily offended.
I don't take orders from you. Or anyone else, really. Because I don't belong to anyone, either.