desexualize

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direct one's libidinous urges into another direction

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Myths that have risen up around these behavioural descriptions--or, rather, myths that have been called up, evoked from the available collection passed down through Western history--include that of the pure, virginal woman or the maternal woman whose symbolic function as caregiver effectively desexualizes her.
also desexualizes Asian men--he thinks they are all asexual and passive,
Or is it that the hijab desexualizes (which is not the given many people assume) and that this is where the loss of power occurs?
The sexual detail is in part to challenge presuppositions about the elderly that desexualizes them and their past.