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I need a list of feminine and masculine qualities. Things like feminine qualities being nurturing, creation, intuition, facilitation; and masculine qualities being mental, action, imagination, thought, etc. I have a compilation of yin/yang qualities from the Chinese view point, I am now looking for some more information about the over all expressions of both gender qualities. It is for a paper about nursing. I thank you for any help you can offer. Peace James

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. Unfortunately, I personally don't that qualities break down so neatly into feminine and masculine. Not to sound too corny, but I vote for human qualities. It's what we are taught not what we are--it's the nature v. nurture argument. However, I also know that not everyone agrees with me. For more on this, you might want to read:

  1. You Just Don't Understand by Deborah Tannen
  2. Men Are From Mars/Women Are From Venus by John Gray.
I think these will help with your research. Good luck.


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