androgyny


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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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In the Western literary representation, Plato focused on the concept of androgyny and different Eros in his Symposium.
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Previous studies done by Rey JH et al (4) and Cowie V et al (5) showed significantly lower androgyny score in both male and female schizophrenics whereas Kelsey FD (6) found lower androgyny score only in female schizophrenics and Vivek M et al (7) observed significantly lower androgyny score only in male patients.
A good starting point for this discussion of gender identity and androgyny is the comparison proposed by Scott, between the two love triangles made up of Orlando, Angelica and Medoro in Ariosto's poem and Orlando (in his male incarnation), Sasha and the sailor in Woolf's novel.
The suggestion that the figure of Jesus was the archetypical androgyne is the highlight of the relevance between Bakan and the androgyny hypothesis.
He finds that the Devil is identified for his presumed androgyny and said to "represent the seductive feminine pull of internal weakness" (ibid.).
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Primarily examining the phenomena as expressive of a female fantasy of male homoerotica, sections delve into particular works and consider concepts of androgyny, perversity, gender norms, sexuality, female empowerment and dis-empowerment, as well as cultural implications.
Androgyny is a word combination derived from the Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (male) and [TEXT INCOMPLETE IN ORIGINAL SOURCE] (female), meaning bisexual personality (Wang, 2004).
Previous studies on personality traits associated with masculinity, femininity, and androgyny generally have found theoretically meaningful correlates.
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