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desexualize

(dē-sĕks′ū-ăl-īz) [″ + sexus, sex]
To castrate; to remove sexual traits.
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Many desexualization critics do not address possible harms to third parties.
Such desexualization is supported by Swank's star text, as audiences come to the film with knowledge of her former roles as a transsexual (Boys Don't Cry) and an asexual boxer (Million Dollar Baby).
Or it may represent a move towards a technological desexualization of the organic--the prize for the kissing competition is a "strambo gioiello in forma di labbra meccanizzate" (29)--and the sexualization of the inorganic: "novelle palpitanti"; "i silicati virili della sabbia"; "un piccolo agile intimo aeroplano quasi corporale" (50, 52, 55).
The middle section brings together essays on the visual shaming of the French tondues (Alison Moore) as an instance of overt desexualization, on the practice of portraiture as a means of colonizing the visual field by stressing visible markers of status (Lorena Rizzo), and on the separation between masculinized public art and feminized domestic craft in the work of Mary Seton Watts as a site of symbolic cultural interchange.
Although she all too briefly refers to scarring, as well as the "invisible marking of the "slave" body," as the "desexualization of woman," (p.
Whereas Gilles Kepel sees "desexualization of society" as a mission of the Islamists, (42) Jodi Nachtwey and Mark Tessler find that along with prospects for political influence Islamist women join the movement precisely because they prefer the cultural conservatism.
"Implied in this construction of race is the desexualization of white women that Romantic literary discourse had engendered," says Williams; "the fiery sensuality of the 'dark woman' depended for its expression on the contrasting coldness of the 'fair lady.'" (26) This idea certainly applies to the Aguero sisters.
"As teaching subjects, teachers have been positioned within the same discourses of desexualization" (p.
(29) In this retelling, characterized by jewel-like poetic language (what we could almost describe as extended prose poetry), the ugly duckling grows up to become a swan and falls in love with a young duchess, in what would seem to be an approximation or echo (or perhaps an inversion and desexualization) of the classical Greek story of Leda and the Swan.
It is asserted here that orientalist discourses are collapsed through a desexualization of the oriental woman, the embodiment of her culture.
For hundreds of millions of 'the wretched of the earth,' human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.
For hundreds of millions of "the wretched of the earth," human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.