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Even the media itself was often the target of emasculating language.
Moreover, focusing on the figure of the black male sexual predator coupled with that of the emasculating black matriarch distracts attention from the entrenchment of racialized conceptions of citizenship that justified economic inequality.
I assessed the contribution of within-branch geitonogamy by emasculating all flowers on a branch, which reduced selfing from 0.29 [plus or minus] 0,03 (mean [plus or minus] 1 SE) to 0.19 [plus or minus] 0.04.
According to Rykwert, architecture is not simply an expression of society, it represents more profound and potentially sinister political and economic aspirations, which inevitably change, often emasculating the original ideals.
It was Moynihan who proposed turning unemployed black men into cannon fodder for the Vietnam War to teach them how to be proper men, away from the reach of a supposedly emasculating black matriarchy--and oh, by the way, meeting the troop needs of the first big escalation of the war.
In Garson's reading, the putative heroine, Grace, not only combines with Felice Charmond to destroy Giles but also masters her father and seems at the novel's end to be in the process of emasculating her husband, driving him from the house and forcing him to give up tobacco and, more ominously, his esoteric studies.
And she has enthusiastically pressed for better management and delegation of authority away from the central Whitehall departments (though not as far as local authorities, which she has spent ten years emasculating).
He won the ensuing battle by emasculating Anu with his teeth, but was soon alarmed to discover that Anu 's two children were growing inside him.
Tom was a heart-throb, a man-of-the-moment and a top candidate for Bond right up until we all had our eyes seared by those emasculating pics of him in an I Heart TS t-shirt.
For Clr Sheard to join the complaint is laughable - his party has spent at least the last 35 years emasculating the police and stirring up mistrust of them, adding to the everincreasing list of politically-correct hoops they have to jump through before anyone can take any action against anybody.
Sydney, Feb 28 ( ANI ): Google's co-founder Sergey Brin has described smartphones as 'emasculating', as he spoke of the inspiration behind Google Glass eyewear during a conference.
And if clothes maketh the man, that might explain why Sam Troughton, clad in a variety of emasculating skirts in the first half, starts out as a rather weedy Brutus.