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defeminize

(dē-fĕm′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. defemi·nized, defemi·nizing, defemi·nizes
To divest of feminine traits, qualities, or characteristics.

de·fem′i·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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However, the promotion of the idea that the women men leave behind can only cope by defeminizing themselves and abandoning their traditional roles (and necessitating the introduction of foreigners in order to restabilize society), as supported by Eowyn's failure to fulfill the role of war bride-left-behind, is a very unsettling one to all but the most ardent feminists--unless one reads it as a subtle condemnation, on Tolkien's part, of war as a disturber of a valuable social equilibrium.
The term "to professionalize" social work is often a euphemism for masculinizing or defeminizing the profession.
Colpocleisis, an obliterative, defeminizing procedure, is only for older women who are definitely permanently sexually inactive.