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Is there a negative term to define women who are "overly" feminine, in the same way that "macho" is often applied negatively to certain male behavior?

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    You will have to define "overly feminine" more precisely, or really at all. Otherwise anything from cougar to hooker to vamp to amazon to matriarch will get thrown around, making this non-constructive. – RegDwigнt May 21 '13 at 11:31
  • There actually is a widely used term for the female gender role that complements machismo: marianismo. As a model for girls and women, marianismo "defines the traditional ideal role of women following patriarchal views of the Virgin Mary herself. 'Marianismo is about sacred duty, self-sacrifice, and chastity. About dispensing care and pleasure, not receiving them. About living in the shadows. literally and figuratively, of your men—father, boyfriend, husband, son—your kids, and your family.'" Source: A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology (2002). – Sven Yargs Apr 2 '15 at 23:28

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