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n. pl. women (wĭm′ĭn)
An adult female human.
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A female person
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Vox populi A female person. See Abdominal woman, Declared pregnant woman.
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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility

A. Not that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

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Q. Is it safe to have sex with a woman with cancer of the uterus? My 45-years old wife was told she have cancer in the uterus, and will have an operation soon. Meanwhile, should we use a condom during sex? Can the tumor pass from her to me (like AIDS or HPV)?

A. unless the cancer has lots of bleeding, you don't need to use condoms.
but if your wife would undergo an operation, maybe you need to be off-of-that-sex 1-2 days prior to operation day, just to make sure there's no super infection that will bother the operation plan.

Q. If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder... If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder [and no other family history of mental health problems] and she marries a man with no family history of mental health problems. Now anyone tell me what are the chances that their children will have bipolar?

A. There is always a chance when having children that they may develop some kind of illness at some point in their lives. You shouldnt base your decicion to have children on that fact. As time goes on there are better and more effective ways to treat illnesses such as bipolar disorder. There is a chance that there is a wider family history of bipolar disorder in the family and none of the others were diagnosed. Then there is a good possibility that the child may not get bipolar disorder. We can give you odds and statistics but the reality is if you choose not to have children you will never know. Knowledge is power, if you are aware that there is a history, educate yourself on the illness and you will recognize the signs at an early stage if they appear and be able to get your child the help they will require right away.

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Middlers will be defined as complicit with hegemonic masculinity if their conception of masculinity includes the societally sanctioned ideal, an active ranking of self and others relative to that ideal (hierarching), support for the active subordination of women, and a refusal to include womanlike characteristics in their male identity.
I assess the validity of hegemonic complicity in terms of an ideal type, the intersubjective process of hierarching, and support for the subordination of women and womanlike traits among middlers.
In order to approach the four primary research questions--are friendship and comradeship different forms of freely chosen interaction, do middlers vary both among and within themselves in their interactive approaches, can hegemonic complicity be shown to include the dimensions of ideal type, hierarching, and subordination of women and womanlike traits, and finally do middlers vary in their choice of friendship and comradeship as determined by their degree of hegemonic complicity--I employed exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis as well as OLS regression and structural equation modeling.
Having interpreted the concept of "hegemonic masculinity" as a process of gender relations that will change in substance by context and history, I have theorized the underlying structure of being complicit with that process as (1) internalizing an ideal-type conception of masculinity that will vary not only by context and history but also more specifically by class, race, and age; (2) actively comparing both oneself and others to that ideal-type conception in a comparative ranking; (3) support for the subordination of women by men; and (4) support for the subordination of womanlike traits among men.
Third, the potential causal determinant of hegemonic complicity within this sample has been shown to be indicated by an ideal-type masculinity, a propensity to engage in hierarchical rating of self and other relative to that ideal type, and support for the subordination of women and womanlike among men.
Hegemonic complicity, as I have argued and found support for, is an identity, an internal conscious and unconscious structure that includes an ideal type of masculinity, a ranking of self and others relative to that ideal, and the active subordination of women and womanlike traits.
Although the four dimensions of hegemonic complicity, ideal type, hierarching, subordination of women, and subordination of womanlike traits, all hang together as aspects of the same underlying construct, it is possible that a man, middlers, or some other group may change along one dimension more than another.
At the beginning of the novel it is Hump who is helpless and womanlike; at the end it is Wolf." Wolf initially stays within the sexual triangle, but not as a threat to Maud.
7.31.2) were fatally intertwined with the unmanly and unmanning vice of mollitia (womanlike softness).