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desexualize

(dē-sĕks′ū-ăl-īz) [″ + sexus, sex]
To castrate; to remove sexual traits.
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Sex will keep raising its 'decadent' head -- The circumspect excision of John Bull's manifest machismo on Beardsley's prospectus for the Savoy, and the desexualization of Aubrey's urinating (on representation of The Yellow Book) cupid on that journal's cover.
Mammy" and Aunt Jemima were revisited and reworked as well, but the distinction between the white American maternalization and desexualization of the "African woman" and the French eroticization and faux primitivization of the "African woman" qua Baker--a contrast that speaks to the ways in which degradation takes nationally specific forms--was not made strongly enough.
Occasionally a revision seems to suggest a desexualization of the personae and contexts of the Radha-Krishna story.
7 Julia Kristeva's "Stabat Mater" analyzes the symbolic ramifications of the desexualization of Mary in the Christian tradition.
We may also believe that there are job domains in which state-enforced desexualization will substantially expand the capacity of women to be treated as fully equal, serious participants in public discourse.
Recognizing the ruinous consequences of this perceived split between black men's bodies and minds, Mercer, Majors, hooks, and numerous other black scholars and cultural critics see the need to develop new models of black masculinity, models that counter the dominant stereotypes not by reforming the hypermasculine image of the black male into an image of refinement, restraint, and desexualization, but by incorporating the associated properties of the mind (e.