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Synonyms for desexualize

direct one's libidinous urges into another direction


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El Guindi (2012) pointed out that in order to save oneself from annoyance and redundant sexual advances in the workplace and community in traditional conservative societies, wearing hijab is a way to desexualize women in order to permit them to benefit from the same rights of total legal, financial, and political position as men.
This absence in the literature is particularly problematic because it enables us to ignore the agency that Latinas have over their sexual expression, and promotes stereotypes that desexualize them.
A "sex disaster industry" has emerged linking federal and local governments with fundamentalist morality groups whose goal it is to propagate fear about sex, to desexualize the social environment, and to divide the population into the sexually "normal" (us) and everyone else (them).
A second noticeable feature of the show, however, and one that works against its assimilative homonormative potential, is its refusal to desexualize either Thompson (whose role is equivalent to that of Queer Eye's Fab Five, save that he is not ministering to heterosexuals) or the weddings it produces.
This use of blackface to desexualize the performer, to be sure, was characteristic not only of Cantor, but of other popular stars of the period such as Sophie Tucker and Al Jolson.
The effect of Chalmers' reading, as Keevak clearly shows, is to remove all sexual ambiguity from the poems and to desexualize the Shakespeare biography.
On the other hand, one would have to have been very naive not to have felt that if the human race was able to desexualize its origins, then the event was of a greater significance than the simple bypassing of tubular sterility, that there were other motives that people were unaware of, and that it would not just stop there.
The primary strategy was to desexualize Poitier's onscreen presence as much as possible.
As Warren Chernaik has shown, the ancients focused on an older man's desire for a young girl; but, he adds, "more often than not, English poets reinterpret the tradition to desexualize the relationship, placing greater emphasis on praise and on admonition and eliminating the idea of seduction.
Snyder charts their attempts to desexualize her and turn her into a saint 'at her finest in submission' (Wilson Knight).