feminize


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assume (more) feminine characteristics

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to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to

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Of the men in nonmanufacturing occupations that did not feminize at all between 1970 and 1980, eight and one-half percent left their occupations (see Table 2, Panel C).
Of course the other possible way to feminize the fetish (from a distance, as it were) is to view it through the lens of a feminine (or better yet, feminist) reading consciousness.
Although Al-Hassoun lauded the government's decision to feminize women's shops, she added that greater social awareness on the issue is essential for long-term success.
Professor Henneberg said that exposure to estrogen was known to cause weight gain, primarily through thyroid inhibition and modulation of the hypothalamus and soy products contained xenoestrogens, and they were concerned that in societies with a high dietary saturation of soy, such as the United States, this could be working to 'feminize' the males.
There's a notion that lesbians hate men, that they will feminize their men or make them into sissies.
It must not be forgotten that a government seriously committed to national defense would have nothing to do with the ongoing schemes to feminize and homo-sexualize the military.
It's extremely ironic that the forces which battle to "feminize" the Church made the Blessed Mother their first casualty.
American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, author of the controversial new volume The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, believes boys are suffering because our culture seeks to "feminize" them and devalues manhood.
For example, does a masculine god feminize men and the virtues of love in a way that promotes hypermasculinity and violence?
The third phase of the feminization of shops involves counting all women-only shops at malls and along the streets, their licensing types, the number of workers, the nature of work, databases to plan the marketplace and the time frame within which to feminize each individual shop.
In this exhibition, one found an aggressive pursuit of intense color and fine surfaces combined with a drive to feminize those associations.
"Hardnes she loves," writes Brooke of Virtue in "A Funerall Poem" for Sir Arthur Chichester: "soft spirits she disdaynes; / And holds that conquest noblest, got with paynes"; which gives the dead hero disconcerting affinities with the villain of his Ghost of Richard III who similarly inveighs against "weak piping time[s] of peace." Browne, in Britannia's Pastorals, is more apt to "feminize," rejecting "patrilineal narratives of the land that invest cultural meaning and identity in dynasty for prodigal narratives that explore the alterity of exile and open alternative narrative possibilities." Wither is Wither: anxious always to add "salt upon salt" and (would it could be said of critics) "write so plainly that the Meanest Wit / Might from [his] Musings reap some benefit."