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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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That masculinized image also followed him to the presidency where he embarked on a foreign policy that was expansionist and militaristic.
The looming catastrophe threatening "the human essence" is all too evident in the emotionally sterile institution that most masculinized American women rely on if they do bear a child or two: namely, the day-care center--the institution Zamyatin called a "child-rearing factory.
Masculinized females were detected only during September and February, reaching under 16% in September, but with just 3% in average.
This change does not represent a conversion in the competitive and ruthless masculinized culture of the old corporation to one premised upon the nurturing ethos of the caring mother.
Thus, the female detective is portrayed as competent and successful only as a masculinized or defeminized woman; when she exhibits feminine traits--usually emotional--she is branded as a professional failure.
divisive and self-destructive course of action" (67) in response to recent threats on Elizabeth's life; she emphasizes the Queen must not move "too far in the direction of masculinized response" (83).
Thus, she tells us that, as a "feminine narrator," Ada Pryer "radically modifie[d] the masculinized iconography familiar to her imperial readers" (p.
Sport has been identified as a masculinized domain (Messner, 1992), and as such sport provides a site in which men can construct their masculine identity (Drummond, 1996).
The Fenholloway River near Perry, FL, USA receives effluent from a paper mill and contains populations of eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, with masculinized females.
Both Australia and New Zealand uphold this notion steadfastly and in particular with respect to masculinized sports such as rugby league and rugby union (Thomas, 1999).
Females, however, often have masculinized genitalia in the form of enlarged clitorises or "micropenises" and male levels of androgen hormones, but internally they have ovaries and a uterus.
Gothic feminism then "participates, as do sentimentality and Romanticism as intellectual movements, in the broad cultural project of Enlightenment ideology--that is, making the world a safe place for feminized men and masculinized women" (20).