Sexual differentiation of the brain in cattle and swine appears to involve defeminization
more than masculinization.
I think the Bride's defeminization
went beyond the exciting and potentially troubling masculinity of the professional female impersonator; I think, in McIntyre's rendering, she was completely sexless.
Disadvantages include defeminization
and potential incontinence.
Though its focus is on entertainment, GR is always circling more political issues: the defeminization
of Asian action films, for example, or the stereotyping in the West of Asian women.
It is revealing that West has to go to such lengths of defeminization
to establish credibility as a critic of social mores" (90).
and masculinization of female fish (Davis & Bortone, 1992), gastropods (Ellis & Pattisina, 1990), and birds (Fry & Toone, 1981); and
Gilbert speculates that the "sexual objectification and defeminization
of Black women" makes them extremely easy targets for the incarceration mania.
Since these were almost always performed and presided over by women (and skills in this area were often passed on from mother to daughter), their loss becomes a part of the story of the increasing defeminization
of Christian worship that has taken place during the last century" (p.
The character of Maria Concezione in La chiesa della solitudine is equally charged with images of an intentional defeminization