The responses on this thread partly reveal how skimpy a traditional idea of womanhood is compared to the more robust identities of the women on this board. When masculinity and femininity are mutually exclusive, the woman side of things gets all the wussy, passive stuff, while the dynamic and powerful characteristics generally fall into the male category.
I feel very secure in my womanliness, and this includes social aptitudes and domestic skills that do fall into a traditional idea of womanliness. But I also know myself to be assertive, sharp, responsible, and creative, traits once ascribed to a masculine ideal.
Now this isn't to say that women of past generations were not every bit as tough and dynamic as human beings as modern women. It is just the idea of what men and women are and should be has shifted and melted more than a little bit.