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e·mas·cu·late

 (ĭ-măs′kyə-lāt′)
tr.v. e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing, e·mas·cu·lates
1. To castrate.
2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
adj. (-lĭt)
Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor.

[Latin ēmasculāre, ēmasculāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + masculus, male, diminutive of mās, male, man.]

e·mas′cu·la′tion n.
e·mas′cu·la′tive, e·mas′cu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·mas′cu·la′tor n.
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Emasculatory language appears in the titles of popular books such as Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch" (1971), Robert Glimer's "The Sensuous Eunuch" (1972), Linda McQuaig's "The Cult of Impotence: Selling the Myth of Powerlessness in a Global Economy" (1998), and Melanie Phillips' "The Sex-Change Society: Feminised Britain and the Neutered Male" (1999).
To deny initial intention of the construction of prominent cultural motifs seems to paint a rather emasculatory view of Indonesian creativity.
In the text, protagonists attempt to salvage their identities as men from a war fraught with numerous emasculatory threats, such as the weapons that produce abject masculinities by severing, penetrating, or somehow injuring an otherwise coherent male body fundamental to the construction of masculine normalcy.