gentle sex

gen′tle sex`

usage: This term, though rarely used today, is sometimes perceived as patronizing.
n. Older Use: Sometimes Offensive.
women in general.
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References in classic literature ?
Far different from their condition among many rude nations, where the women are made to perform all the work while their ungallant lords and masters lie buried in sloth, the gentle sex in the valley of Typee were exempt from toil, if toil it might be called that, even in the tropical climate, never distilled one drop of perspiration.
I fill this cup to one made up Of loveliness alone, A woman, of her gentle sex The seeming paragon; To whom the better elements And kindly stars have given A form so fair that, like the air,'Tis less of earth than heaven.
I fill'd this cup to one made up Of loveliness alone, A woman, of her gentle sex The seeming paragon -- Her health!
She played a Cockney girl in 19143's The Gentle Sex and had success the same year in The Lam Still Burns and 1944's The Way to the Stars.
The outcomes were not affected by whether they had engaged in rough or gentle sex, or whether they had used condoms or sex toys.
1.20 FILM The Gentle Sex (1943) Second World War drama, starring Joan Greenwood.
Everywhere you go, you'll observe a lot of fine looking women, walking with their heads up and giving off so much confidence you'd think the world belongs to members of the gentle sex only.
"It wasn't rough or rushed, it was gentle sex," he had told police who arrested him at home in Tudor Road, Cardiff.
Yes, please"); and extending even to its "exact female opposite," "The Nurse" (who is a "Random Gentle Sex Dreamer," in contrast to The Battleaxe's "Deliberate Brutal Love Master")?
It was reported that 'fully a third' of a 5,000 crowd at Stradey in 1884 'were of the gentle sex' and rugby matches were 'very popular and fashionable places of resort with ladies in other towns' as well.' "And when the Daily Mail sent a reporter to cover the Newport v New Zealand game of 1905, he was astounded by the rugby nous displayed by the ladies of Rodney Parade: 'The average woman in Newport, judging from the expert feminine criticisms punctuating Saturday's play, knows as much of the science of rugby as any man'."
"I think most of these men will have been at the younger end of the 18-35 age group." He added: "The fact that 20% of these crimes were committed by the gentle sex is a very worrying and an increasing trend.
Born in London, Pizer started his film career at the Alexander Korda Studios at Denham, first working as an office boy on Michael Powell's "49th Parallel" and "Major Barbara," and then joining the camera department on Leslie Howard's "First of the Few" and "Gentle Sex." He worked his way up to first assistant cameraman before entering the British navy at the age of 18.