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androgynism, androgyny

the possession of the characteristics of both sexes; hermaphroditism. Also androgyneity.androgynous. adj.
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As the very symbol of androgynism, Marathus can afford to act as a disruptive force in the monologic gender economy of post-civil war Rome.
Treanor does not shy away from the sexual orientation side of feminism, including excerpts from Martha Shelley's 1970 essay on the connections between lesbianism and feminism and ending the selections with what he dubs "Gender Blender," by Jennifer Reid Maxcy Myhre, reprinted from an essay on androgynism in Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation, edited by Barbara Findlen (Seal Press, 1995).