Eunuch


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EUNUCH. A male whose organs of generation have been so far removed or disorganized, that he is rendered incapable of reproducing his species. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. prel. tit. 2, s. 1, n. 10.

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Self-esteem among eunuchs is highly influenced by a variety of factors.
The sample size was limited to hundred (100) because eunuch population was not accessible as they live in marginalized places usually unknown by most of the general public.
The study has revealed that the eunuchs have very low social status in the society.
A eunuch has no problems that we face in life, no nagging wife or husband or noisy children.
The noble Korean eunuchs lived 14 to 19 years longer than men of similar social class who were "intact".
She said that on May 24, Iqbal and other eunuchs were celebrating Rani's birthday when police raided the hall and falsely implicated Iqbal and Rani in an alleged gay marriage case.
We observed eunuch male mate guarding and male-male antagonism in Nephilengys borbonica (Vinson 1863) (Nephilidae) in La Reunion (Indian Ocean) revealing that palpal severance may be forcefully induced by the male (eunuch) rival, and that such plugging may involve the entire male palp.
Of course, by leaving off "what might have been" in association with a eunuch and a giraffe, I have probably deprived you of some imaginative speculation.
Before beginning my survey, however, I must note the broader context in which this pairing of eunuch and blackamoor recurs--the powerful and protean culture of empire, where these two figures share a political history grounded in two millennia of travel and conquest, enslavement and exile.
Masculinity and Eunuch Saints in Byzantium", "The Significance of the Tonsure", and more.
THE Female Eunuch was Germaine's first book about female oppression.