And then there is Marlene…

Androgyny isn’t just about clothing—many equate it with personal style but IMO, it has as much to do with a certain kind of confidence, a sort of aggressive rather than passive representation of one’s self and of one’s desire—I do not mean the aggression equated with the cougar (which just translates to desperation, plain and simple and is a truly offensive term) but one of pursuing rather than being pursued but with a finesse and charm that is usually reserved for rakes and libertines . ;)

Of course, androgyny, gender roles  and gender expectations are much bigger and more complicated subjects than anything I am saying here but I am referring to the pop cultures symbols we are all familiar with. 

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