female bonding

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.female bonding - the formation of a close personal relationship between womenfemale bonding - the formation of a close personal relationship between women
bonding - a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Her jaw-jut and eye stare looked suitably scary and Joanna gave Michael a very tense peck on the lips, probably having seen her chances of getting into some female bonding in the make-up room power to zero.
"Someone Great," the story of a young music critic struggling to end a nine-year relationship, arrives on Netflix at a time when films on female bonding are not exactly common.
Diversity star Ashley Banjo takes them through the routine and Martina says female bonding was vitally important, although she admits she was, unsurprisingly, worried about actually taking her clothes off."I feel confident and terrified!" But she loved a filming trip up north.
Female bonding was a significant reason the cast of HBO's Big Little Lies reunited for more episodes, which will start airing in June.
Some of her findings are surprising, including the power of gossip to create and maintain social bonds; why meaningful interaction is unlikely in groups of over 150 members; why adolescent friendship is like "compiling elements of your soul"; and that one of the evolutionary reasons for female bonding is protective, because, she writes, "The single greatest source of danger to a woman is now, and possibly always has been, the male of the human species." Leaver calls women fighting for women "one of the most powerful forces in existence."
In Le troiane, the female speakers Polissena, Hecuba, Andromache, and Helen, play the main roles in the tragedy and "the thematics of their conversations are brought to the forefront of the action: mistreatment of women, motherhood, female heroism, and, most importantly, female bonding" (87).
According to the Catholic Church, sexual intimacy between a man and a woman is the normal method of male and female bonding (emotionally and physically) because it corresponds to the design of our bodies and because it is the normal means by which offspring are created.
Indeed, the first crucial episode in the narrative plays upon the potentially subversive code of female bonding and the science of midwifery, which threatens to disrupt the established gender hierarchy and the notion of male dominance: the reader is introduced to Isabelle's apprenticeship as midwife.
In celebration of the annual International Women's Day, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila invited ladies to Come Away with Chi for an afternoon of wellness, relaxation, learning, and female bonding at Chi, The Spa and Health Club and the hotel poolside.
Other important titles in this respect are Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction (1978) and Women without Men: Female Bonding and The American Novel of the 1980s (1993), where Nina Auerbach and Donald J.
"I also think the show could use more female bonding and empowerment as well.
SoA invites viewers to accept patriarchal ideologies under the auspices of matriarchal training and pseudo female bonding, and to find justification for disempowering practices through ideologies of the new momism.