Hermaphrodites


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Hermaphrodites

half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
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En France, Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique, Paris, 1838, 903 indique prudemment au sujet des vrais hermaphrodites << il est bien hardi de dire : nous n'avons jamais vu ce phenomene donc il est impossible qu'il existe >>.
A hermaphrodite has the physical presence of both male and female genitalia, or for whom such organs are not differentiated.
Dreger, Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (Cambridge, Mass.
Remarkably, Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe demonstrates how the figure of the hermaphrodite personified the key issues at the heart of sixteenth-century culture, but also at the heart of gender studies today.
I will continue to minister to all persons, including heterosexuals, homosexuals, ex-gays, bisexuals, transgendered, transsexuals and hermaphrodites.
I was going to include transsexual memoirs, the Middlebrook and Colapinto books, some stuff on hermaphrodites and transvestites, and works of fiction that featured transsexuals.
In a more general and theoretical vein, eunuchs and hermaphrodites can be viewed as eloquent symbols of the danger of misinterpreting signs during the absolutist reign of Louis XIV.
EARTHWORMS are hermaphrodites,but they have to mate to reproduce.
She observes that early modern stories about hermaphrodites 'make us question the logic of that which we take for granted' and 'recognize that not all puzzles can be solved' (p.
Male whales, dolphins, and seals have been turning into hermaphrodites because of pollution, and European scientists concluded that beer does not cause beer bellies.
Supposedly these artificially assembled hermaphrodites in bud--who never will be allowed to complete their development--will assist scientisis in their understanding of embryonic development and provide information to help develop new therapies for congenital diseases.