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Group Description

The idea of this group is to encourage the use of the ‘feminine’ tag for a diverse range of images of women that show femininity as other than submissive and sexualised.


Through my previous work with flickr images I discovered that images tagged as ‘feminine’ were:

extremely unlikely to include eye contact with the subject;

most often taken from a high angle, situating the subject as submissive;

very likely to be body pieces rather than a whole person or head/chest shots;

overwhelmingly Caucasian; and

likely to be of a sexualised nature e.g. dress in lingerie and/or showing a large portion of exposed skin.



When considering the definition of feminine to be ‘having female qualities’ I find this troubling.

In order to help redefine feminine on flickr please tag your images of positive femininity with both ‘feminine’ and ‘the new feminine’ and submit them to this group.

Image guidelines

Please submit images of women where:

the subject makes eye contact with the camera/viewer, and the eyes are not obscured;

the camera angle is no higher than eye level with the subject—i.e. the viewer cannot be looking down on the subject;

the image includes all or most of the subjects body, or is a head and shoulders shot, in preference to body or facial ‘parts’; and

the subject is not naked, semi-naked, wearing visible lingerie or otherwise dressed in a sexualised manner (obviously this is open to interpretation so please use your best judgement).




Bonus points for:

posting several images that show diversity in race, age, body shape, etc; and

images of women engaged in activity—active images are preferred over passive images.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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