Ideal womanhood

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Ideal womanhood, perfect womanhood, perfect woman and ideal woman are terms or labels to apply to subjective statements or thoughts on idealised female traits.

The concept of the "ideal woman"[edit]

The term is applied in the context of various times and cultures, for example:

Examples[edit]

A great deal of writing has been done on the subject. The subject of the Ideal Woman has been treated humorously,[9][10] astrologically,[11] theologically,[12] and musically.[13]

Examples of "ideal women" are portrayed in literature, for example:

Many books have been written on the subject of the Ideal Woman.[17][18][19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encyclopedia Iranica, Fatema". 
  2. ^ Bhargava, Anju. "A contemporary perspective on Sita - Sita character". www.sitayanam.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Richman, Paula (2001). Questioning Ramayanas: A South Asian Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 285–308. ISBN 0520220749. 
  4. ^ Dickson, Mark, et al., Ideal Women in Ancient Greek Society, Union College
  5. ^ Abrams, Lynn. "Ideals of Womanhood in Victorian Britain". History Trails - Victorian Britain. BBC. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Proverbs 31: 10-31
  7. ^ "Marina Warner". Contemporary Writers. British Council. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Holt, Jennifer, The Ideal Woman, in Soundings, California State University, Stanislaus
  9. ^ Sunday Times, September 28, 2008
  10. ^ 12 types of women you should date, by Matthew Fitzgerald
  11. ^ cafeastrology.com
  12. ^ The Ideal Woman is a Precious Treasure, by Pope John Paul II
  13. ^ The Ideal Woman by Adrian Bellew
  14. ^ Lierheimer, Linda. "Review of 'Convents and Nuns in Eighteenth-Century French Politics and Culture,' by Mita Choudhury". Catholic Historical Review - hosted at Britannica.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  15. ^ Picard, Anna (18 June 2001). "The Rape of Lucretia, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh". The Independent. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  16. ^ Who is Sylvia? by William Shakespeare
  17. ^ Teunissen, Jose, The Ideal Woman, SUN, 2004 ISBN 978-90-5875-136-2
  18. ^ McFarland, Syreeta Renee, The Ideal Woman, Protea Publishing, 2005 ISBN 978-1-59344-115-9
  19. ^ Hubbard, Elbert, The Ideal Woman, Kessinger Publishing, 2006 ISBN 978-1-4286-9621-1

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