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MALE. Of the masculine sex; of the sex that begets young; the sex opposed to the female. Vide Gender; Man; Sex; Worthiest of blood.

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Reading from the left, the first two warps are 'female,' with typically male-like expression genes turned 'OFF.' The 'male' warp(s) have the same information, but is wider (to represent its dominant position in the social hierarchy of the group) and is reversed, because it has flicked 'ON' its maleness genes and undergone its complete functional gonad restructuring and the change from female to male in external appearance.
An argument has been made that the animated series can be understood and used as a curriculum text to further understand the discourse of maleness and masculinity.
While she does not urge the erasure of maleness and femaleness, she does call for a re-prioritization of being in Christ, in community, as the foundation for personal identity.
Although the traditional image of maleness in Turkish culture is not conducive to the use of personal care products, urban, educated and affluent men are increasingly aware of the psychological, social and work-related benefits of consuming beauty and personal care products.
I love Alec Baldwin -- his ballsy maleness and good acting -- and I took his side when he was fighting with wife Kim Basinger for control of their daughter.
Professor Beard said that the "underlying 'maleness' of all these shows" was "more hard-wired in our culture than the presence of a few extra women is likely to solve".
The construction of masculinity is clearly a focus in the film, from locker room bullying, to Adam and his brother who are taking different paths as they embrace their "maleness." This film explores a touching relationship that develops between Adam and Jamie, something that they could not have in life.
They identify difficulties in using masculinity as a category for making sense of collective and individual identifications with maleness. They offer exciting conceptual interventions in existing studies on masculinity and institutional learning, while also exploring feminization and emasculation in the contexts of globalization and economic austerity.
Y is an eloquent exploration of maleness, of how the child comes to maleness, and of where maleness marks the body through the gaze of the other--parent, neighbor, girl child, voyeur.
He urged uncles such as Prince Harry to be "confident in their maleness".
An African-American woman, she would give President Obama a diversity bonus at a time when he has been criticized for the white maleness of appointees in his second term administration.