Juyoung Yim Posted almost 5 years ago Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl I think the problem is the gendered terms, which give you the emotional aversion. But the "male characteristics" and "female characteristics" are not exclusive to that gender. We all have both characteristics, more or less. For example, being aggressive is said to be male characteristics, and being communicative is said to be female characteristics. You see? We should all embrace the good ones, and reject what is not, regardless of in which gender it is found to be more prevailing. You may not agree which characteristics to pursue or reject, but there is nothing to be emotional about it.