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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).
Child's play A boy's exposure to phthalates in the womb can subtly demasculinize his play during childhood (SN.12/19/09, p.
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.
Appropriated by the nation-state of industrial capitalism as an articulation of its knowledge-power and as a highly visible reinscription of its bio-power, Victorian biography explicitly calculates the birth, longevity, health, housing, migration, and occupation of "representative men and women" (to demasculinize the title of Froude's famous mid-century essay calling for a whole series of morally heroic lives depicted in 'professional biography,' as Stanfield meant the phrase)--and in so doing specifically seeks "to ensure the strength, endurance, and secular proliferation" of the middle-class body (Foucault, 125).