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reproduce

(rē′prə-do͞os′)
v.
1. To generate offspring by sexual or asexual means.
2. To produce a counterpart, an image, or a copy of something.
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However, women as reproducers of the work force remained economically essential in the nineteenth century.
A prevailing fear among feminist scholars has been that, by studying uniquely female processes such as menstruation, one might indirectly perpetuate the essentialist ideology which defines women as sex objects and reproducers, which sees women as being at the mercy of their biology.
A further topic of inquiry might address the ideologies of the Third Reich, which valued German women primarily as the reproducers of the race.
Our genes come from a very long line of survivors and reproducers.
Palestinian women as reproducers, the only challenges to denial of right of return, are also targets of Israeli containment policies--in other words, of violence.
They became features of nearly all of the human population because their possessors were the most successful survivors and hence reproducers.
Such women have had the total meaning of their lives preempted by male teachers who see nothing of value save their capacity as biological reproducers.
As women are the reproducers and make up 70 per cent of the poor, this emphasis makes sense.
Kesic underlines the importance of the idea that "Every Crotian women should give birth to at least four new Croats" in the description of women as biological reproducers of the nation.
But according to demographics researcher Joseph Lee Rodgers from the University of Oklahoma it's all down to something called the "misinformed reproducers hypothesis".
To Offen, the discourse pervading the Enlightenment, although ripe with antifeminist sentiment, was a breeding ground for simmering feminist concerns, including (but not limited to) institutionalized marriage, women's education, and women's "civilizing mission"--the notion of women fulfilling their civic duty through their role as mothers and reproducers of nations.