demasculinizing

de·mas·cu·lin·iz·ing

(dē-mas'kyū-lin-īz'ing),
Depriving of male characteristics or inhibiting development of such characteristics.
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This obsession with demasculinizing the language reflects the nonsensical idea that the sexes should be treated identically, which no one actually believes (should we eliminate women's sports?
The cast members credit Bier not only with demasculinizing the traditional spy story but with pushing them to deliver truthful performances.
These authors observed that arachidonic acid (AA), a precursor of prostaglandins, can reverse the demasculinizing effects of the estrogen receptor agonist estradiol and the androgen receptor antagonist cyproterone during days 11-14 of gestation, the period during which sex differentiation takes place in mice.
Nurys Silva goes on to say that supporters employ these symbolic forms of aggression as a means of demasculinizing adversaries (17).
This past year, Hayes gathered 21 coauthors for a paper in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology showing that atrazine disrupts normal hormonal function, with demasculinizing effects on male gonads in reptiles, fish, amphibians, and mammals.
Lab studies by Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley show that the types of gross demasculinizing changes reported in the new study would make animals sterile.
In lab studies by Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, the types of gross demasculinizing changes reported in the new study would make animals sterile, Hayes says.
Three preferred a female interviewer and expressed their reluctance to discuss male body image issues with another male, as it would be viewed as demasculinizing and potentially embarrassing.
As Byron wrote, himself demasculinizing a blood-bedabbled Tory, would Milton have obeyed that 'intellectual eunuch Castlereagh'?
The actual work of the poems in their demasculinizing of male characters and caricaturing of heterosexual desires, in the voicing of need, weakness, and contingency, boldly counters patriarchal posturings of expertise" (98).
His vulnerability to Beloved indicates that the "talking cure" could not reach his red heart, perhaps because locked away there are the demasculinizing experi ences that hamper romantic remembering.
This type of mechanism may act in vivo and contribute to some of the antiandrogenic demasculinizing effects observed here with the low-dose mixture, with a magnitude similar to that found for high-dose vinclozolin (the effects found with both exposure modalities, G1 + V1 and V30 were not significantly different for most of the end points studied).