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female

noun female being, female gender, female sex, gender, girl, her, herself, lady, miss, mrs., ms., she, woman
Associated concepts: women's rights
Foreign phrases: Feme, Femme.A woman. Feme covert. Amarried woman. Feme sole. A single woman.
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But even in this revisionist pairing with Judas, Mary Magdalene galvanizes the association of femaleness with the body, which ultimately (as always) has to bow to the mind and spirit in the man of God.
53) Masculine femaleness was constructed also in the illustrations of the magazine where a woman might be pictured, for example, as an active person concentrating on her work.
I believe that the best way that women seeking ordination in the Presbyterian church can face these challenges is to seek a balance between being unapologetic about our femaleness and making no issue of it.
He has chosen to submit to the femaleness, weakness, softness, eternal travail, that, as suggested, he has not only long associated with the body of woman but has also suspected of residing within himself, within his own rigidly controlled and contained, awkward or--in the conventional definition--"queer" body.
Second, maleness and femaleness constitute "essential" dimensions of the person that are not exchangeable.
Gallagher hailed Dworkin's discovery that "sexual intercourse is not intrinsically banal" and concluded that the feminist was on to a great truth: "In intercourse, a woman's femaleness is driven home to her, in her, over and over again without mercy.
The best among these take creative leaps in format and content, straddling disciplines, braiding continents, and weaving decades and eras into our individual and collective femaleness.
Gender and sex are both about maleness and femaleness but the terms should never again be used as synonyms.
Carnes posits that all but the highest fraternal rituals further perpetuated a gendered bifurcation of society, constructing male identities that were predicated upon men's alienation from both women in the household and from religious spheres that also carried the taint of femaleness in Victorian culture.
Because femaleness is associated with openness, Mekeo women simply do not undertake gope even if they are ritual practitioners (ibid.
When Jeffrey argues that Jesus "human maleness" is intentionally explicit and exclusive of any idea of God's femaleness, why does he not regard Jesus semitic-ness as exclusive of God's gentile-ness, or his Eurasianness as exclusive of God's Africanness or negritude?
Tae danger of the female dandy's subversiveness, suggests Schaffer is heightened by her femaleness, which makes her doubly dangerous as a combination of the New Woman and the dandy, The complex relationship between effeminacy, degeneration and dandyism, earlier examined by Alan Sinfield in Wilde and the Queer Century (1994) is given a new dimension in Lisa Hamilton's paper.