Even in todays world, where women have proven they are just as capable of taking part in nearly any occupation men do, and where women can be just as independent and capable as any man, there still seems to persist this idea that weakness or subservience equates to feminine charm. Just one example may be found in the new movie, Transformers 3 (Michael Bay is not the best example of today's media, I know, but the most recent I can think of). There are only two women in the movie (who have active parts), one the defenseless, incapable, and weak girlfriend--who is stunningly beautiful/sexy, and the stronger government official--who is ugly, dressed like a man, cold, uncompromising, and loveless. The weaker woman is seen as "feminine" (and constantly needs to be saved, utterly incapable of doing anything other than scream), where as the stronger woman is "masculine."
So in today's world where people TEND to be judged and valued for their individual capabilities, why is "weak and defenseless" still seen as feminine charm? If a woman IS capable of defending herself, does she lose her femininity? Is it possible for a woman to be capable, strong, but also "feminine"?