Men and women are evolving. Men are now able to openly show affection to their children, to play with them, to express a full range of emotions, and to help around the home. Women are able to be intelligent, independent and bread winners - welcome to a modern century. Most women today don't want a caveman. Not sure what "effeminate mannerisms" you are referring to. It takes all types of men and women to make the world go around. I will take an expressive, well-groomed, and progressive man any day. I think my husband is a perfect example. He is very well mannered, polite and soft spoken. He is kind to others, intelligent and expressive. He has a whatever degree he's on blackbelt in Aikido though and I know he can still do the "manly" thing and keep us safe and he also has a strong work ethic. He's got a good blend of stuff going on ;) - that's what I like in a man or a woman. Prissy women are no fun either - I think it's high time we blend the best of both and stop relying on outdated gender roles.