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androgyne

(ăn′drə-jīn′)
n.
An androgynous individual.

androgyne

A person who does not fit into either traditional male or female gender roles or stereotypes, but leans slightly towards the male end of the balance.

androgyne

(ăn′dră-jīn″) [″ + gyne, woman]
A female pseudohermaphrodite.
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These two attitudes--the celebration of procreation and the virulent condemnation of sodomy--come together around a most unlikely site, the figure of the Androgyne in Aristophanes' speech.
And why should the figure of the Androgyne be the object of such opprobrium when it is the most prominent evocation of desire between a man and a woman in the entire Symposium?
Serres wants no such exemption--and yet it is not the descendents of the male-male being that he condemns but the figure of the Androgyne.
It is true that the Androgyne does not appear in a particularly flattering light in Aristophanes' speech.
Carla Freccero has argued that the Androgyne is, as it were, one side of a coin, the valorized emblem of an idealized spiritual union counterbalanced by the all-too-material monstrosity of the hermaphrodite.
His "simplex dogma" for the figure of the Androgyne suggests that he considers procreation in the Symposium to be about the survival of the species.
Ce caractere androgyne de l'ecriture d'un bon nombre de nos poetes montre que les annees 1990 sont marquees, en Ontario, par un besoin de transformation sociale, de verite reconnaissant la pluralite des realites ou les identites femme et homme ne seront plus percues comme antagonistes, mais plutot comme les facettes mal definies d'un meme organisme, inherentes, complementaires et agissant pour le bienetre non seulement de l'individuel mais aussi du collectif.