masculinize


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masculinize

[′mas·kyə·lə‚nīz]
(physiology)
To cause a female or a sexually immature animal to take on male secondary sex characteristics.
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A second reason that utopians typically seek to masculinize women is that a feminine woman is vulnerable to the attractions of a masculine man.
Similarly, refusing to color his suicidal Lucretia, Lotto in effect masculinizes her, shields her from the familiar charge of seductive femininity.
Five years ago, Bortone, who has collaborated with the Samford team, reported data showing that adding androgens to water in the laboratory could masculinize female mosquitofish (SN: 7/15/95, p.
First, the book will examine the contradiction in Victorian patriarchy that reinforces male dominance but doubts that intellectual labour is a manly occupation; next, it will explore how male writers masculinize intellectual vocations, and in the process draw out connections between masculine self-fashioning and literary forms, recognizing the key role of masculinity in cultural change; then it will reread Victorian self-discipline in a contestation of the familiar paradigms; it will also demonstrate the performative dimension of manhood in the period, arguing for the importance of style over representation, the specular over the formal; finally it will 'speak to' the interrelations between types that are seen as an essential structure in the rhetoric of self-fashioning.
The feminization of shirkers and conscientious objectors in public discourse helped to masculinize male war workers and farmers.
A drug designed to completely masculinize or feminize the parasites would halt their sexual reproduction.