Studies have found that many patients with gender dysphoria who performed self-castration
did so in a premeditated mariner with low suicidal intent, and the behavior often was related to a lack of or refusal for gender confirmation surgery.
Attis's act of self-castration
and consequent bleeding (8) recalls both the sacrifices of ritual and the young woman's loss of virginity as she enters the marital phase (Panoussi 2003, 110).
For the court, De'lonta had no reason or strategy behind her attempts at self-castration
; it was a physical "compulsion." De'lonta must be protected against herself and this constitutes "a serious medical need to which prison officials may not be deliberately indifferent" (p.
Thanks to the self-castration
of a post-Bofors mentality, the hypocrisy of a system thirsty for bribes behind the burqa of bureaucratic-political piety, and the pseudo-morality of a defence minister who equates procrastination with self-protection, India's defence capability is now at least a generation behind China's in both conventional and nuclear warfare.
Thanks to the self-castration
of a post-Bofors mentality, the hypocrisy of a system thirsty for bribes behind the burqa of bureaucratic-political piety, and the pseudo-morality of a defense minister who equates procrastination with self-protection, India's defense capability is now at least a generation behind China's in both conventional and nuclear warfare.
His outrage was echoed by DISY deputy Andreas Themistocleous, who described the aims set out in the Ministry's circular as the "self-castration
of our Hellenic heritage".
He makes a distinction between literal and figurative passages declining, for example, to follow Origen into self-castration
on the basis of Matthew 19:12: "There are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of heaven," a passage which, he decides wisely, is unquestionably figurative.
Part of my own motivation as a scientist is that I hope, by helping to understand the workings of the world, I may do a bit to free humanity from the burden of superstition that demands needless sacrifices--from the self-castration
of the priests of Cybele to the suicidal terrorism of today.
True, I can ski but, even then, I've been forcibly marched off the piste after asking a Bavarian slalom instructor if the sport was dangerous for Germans, due to their habit of clicking their heels - a custom which could easily lead to self-castration
with their own skis.
His choice amounts to a symbolic self-castration
, represented by his relinquishment of his gun to track Old Ben and later by his inability to shoot when the great bear finally is brought to bay.
In a certain sense, this is an Argentine version of "take back the night," in which the night is the realm of individual sexual expression, freed from the overwhelming codes of decency, discretion, reserve, silence, and even self-castration
imposed by the public discourse of eroticism in Argentina.