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androgyny

[an′dräj·ə·nē]
(medicine)
A form of pseudohermaphroditism in humans in which the individual has female external sexual characteristics, but has undescended testes. Also known as male pseudohermaphroditism.

Androgyny

Hermaphrodites
half-man, half-woman; offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 153]
Iphis
Cretan maiden reared as boy because father ordered all daughters killed. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 143]
Tiresias
prophet who lived as man and a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255–256]
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Dans ces deux films, les androgynes cherchent a s'affranchir de cette double identite sexuelle, a retrouver leur unite generique originelle.
This double-folded immersion in the conch is a return to omphalos, to the concentric life of the acephalic mollusk, which recovers the innocence of the child like androgyne by returning to the womb at the originary state in which chromosomes have not yet been sorted out.
Carolyn Heilbrun (1973, xvii-xviii) also reminds us that others have posited Jesus as the penultimate androgyne in Christianity and in Taoism.
The androgyne proudly ignores the presence of the other in the noise (the presence that will eventually lead to its demise: Shiva, Saleem's greatest enemy, the proper son of midnight, named after the god of destruction, whom Saleem deprives of his birthright, takes revenge on the children's conference).
Ovid's myth can, then, be regarded as reinforcing a conceptual status quo that is built upon a two-sex model in which the figure of the androgyne is an abhorrence and a threat to the purity of the position of the fertile male.
the state of ecstasy (as its etymology implies) involves a symbolic and psychological condition of being disembodied and thus is similar to the condition of the primal androgyne.
Les couples de chamanes constituaient une autre illustration de la complementarite des << troisieme genres >> hommes et femmes ; et, au sein de tels couples, on constatait une tendance a transmettre leur profil androgyne a leurs enfants dans une proportion plus grande que la moyenne des autres couples, et cela, independamment du sex-ratio familial.
The idea of a being who is both sexes, a classical paradigm, has to be differentiated from the androgyne that represents an ideal fusion of archetypes while skirting the nitty-gritty issue of genitality.
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AndroGyne Press has announced that it is to publish a potentially controversial novel by Kittredge Cherry entitled Jesus in Love.