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Verb1.demasculinize - remove the testicles of a male animal
caponise, caponize - convert a cock into a capon
geld, cut - cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
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One of the torcidas's many Facebook groups and followers also make incessant homophobic insults, mainly calling Sao Paulo followers "Bambis," an act that attempts to demasculinize their cross-town enemies (Gavioes).
108) says that homophobic comments are effective because they ultimately demasculinize men: "Being called a 'faggot,' a 'pussy,' or 'gay,' then, is not always or overtly about the material fact of sexual difference or same-sex relations; it is about the failures of heteronormative masculinity.
Child's play A boy's exposure to phthalates in the womb can subtly demasculinize his play during childhood (SN.
As a result, it is not possible to de-gender or demasculinize S-L as a myth.
government, and various conservative organizations portrayed her as an unpatriotic subversive out to demasculinize the nation's sons.
This typical construction of working-class masculinity has been discussed as upholding hegemonic masculinity by Butsch (1992), who argues that the construction of working-class masculinity as "buffoon" functions to demasculinize working-class men.
When delivered to pregnant rats, a very low dose of dioxin can not only demasculinize but also feminize the sexual development of male offspring, a trio of new studies shows.