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direct one's libidinous urges into another direction

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Grant convincingly exemplifies how the musical tamed the sexuality of rock stars so as to fit the genre's patriarchal and romantic gender ideology by studying the construction of Paul Anka's teen idol image in the first rock documentary, Lonely Boy (1962), Elvis Presley's progressive desexualization as he is transformed into a movie star, and the Beatles' sexually non-threatening personae in A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help
This curious mixture of "inside-out" wear is both costume and play for Michael--the crotch grab becomes an innocent act of desexualization rather than of sexualization.
Such desexualization is supported by Swank's star text, as audiences come to the film with knowledge of her former roles as a transsexual (Boys Don't Cry) and an asexual boxer (Million Dollar Baby).
The very title Novelle colle labbra tinte, by the way, may reveal precisely an "inorganic" tendency towards "treating the word as a sentient thing," (11) since it achieves what Perniola describes as the simultaneous sexualization of the literary word, (the "Novelle" possess "labbra" themselves), and the subsequent desexualization of the body or, even better, of a specifically sexual organ (the "labbra" are associated with a book, with the written word).
The books concludes with two essays on the feminization of architecture evinced by the short-lived Women's Temperance Temple in Chicago (Paula Lee) and the desexualization of the female body in Mary Wigman's obscuring dance work in Weimar Germany (Susan Laikin Funkenstein).
For hundreds of millions of 'the wretched of the earth,' human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.
For hundreds of millions of "the wretched of the earth," human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.
One manifestation of this secondary shame is what Warner (quoting Theodore Adorno) refers to as "a desexualization of sexuality itself," exemplified by the distinctly unsexy notion of a "healthy sex life" (39) as well as by the gay rights movement's "desexualized identity politics" and its "becoming more and more enthralled with respectability.