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having both male and female characteristics

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Doe's managers decided that her appearance did not meet company standards of dressing "androgynously, male, or neutral." Consequently, they fired her for violating company orders to avoid feminine attire)
Androgynously sexy and dykey but not quite butch, the lesbian hipster creates her own categories by falling in between earlier ones.
I can only hope today's pre-teen girls will rebel from the sickening waves of pink, dressing androgynously, shaving their heads and rejecting fake tan.
Male or female, but likely androgynously both, and thus a figuration of the phallic mother, these figures are as cruelly unforgiving as Father himself and must be construed as the counterpart to the paternal superego, as, that is, the Mother Thing seen as das Ding.
Analogously, in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), she's the raggedly dressed and androgynously named Andy Sachs who lands a job in the fashion industry in New York where her dress size--8!--becomes a moniker indicating how distressingly "fat" she is; but true to the genre, she undergoes a fashion makeover (under the tutelage this time of her demonic boss, played by Meryl Streep) that also opens up a whole new way of living.
This is something other than a "simple complementarity" of "two halves." Simple complementarity either keeps differences apart rigidly (admitting no underlying unity) or overcomes them "androgynously," with the "negative" side being absorbed by (or in some sense subservient to) the "positive." See SCOLA, supra note 11, at 94-95.
It doesn't put hair on our chests, it keeps them androgynously smooth.
Hirokawa, Dohi, Yamada, and Miyata (2000) empirically studied about 50 university students who were sex-typed or assessed androgynously by self-reported questionnaire.
The brochure for the UK touring show by the androgynously titled Lady Boys of Bangkok is as sassy as the production it aims to serve.
Designers have crossed the gender lines, making a beautifully, bold fashion statement with a delicate mix of formal elegance and androgynously hip designs.
Transgenderism is an individual and collective phenomenon of the 1990s, as Nanda explains: "Transgenderism includes a continuum of options, from individuals who wish to undergo sex reassignment surgery to those who wish to live their lives androgynously. The previous split between transsexuals and 'part-time' gender crossers who did not wish sex reassignment surgery has been mooted to some extent by transgenderism, which validates a range of gender roles and identities within society and even within an individual" (98).
One woman, androgynously named Billy, cross-dresses as a boy in order to accompany her husband into Rhodesia; this never poses a threat because she is later described as a charming hostess (and, perhaps, she is given some leeway because she is originally from working-class East End London).
(208) Transcending all gendered divisions between the image and the word, Woolf androgynously merges masculine and feminine perception, enabling Lily and Mr.
His best friend and fellow misfit is same-aged cousin Lou (Harriet Beattie), as androgynously tomboy as he is femme.
Drusilla carries the burden of this representation into "An Odor of Verbena," standing finally outside the circle of violence and retribution in which she has androgynously moved throughout the novel.