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  • n. Alternative spelling of feminization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration

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Examples

  • Referring to what it called the feminisation of poverty, the report said since most workers were females, women were increasingly becoming victims of retrenchment when companies lay off staff because of lack of sufficient demand for products.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The team from City University argued that the shift towards human interest stories, encapsulated in the phrase "the feminisation of news", may be symptomatic of a broader cultural shift, arguing that favouring "more 'human' stories of civilian victims and some degree of emotional involvement, may be allowing women reporters more space for approaching war stories in their own way and, at the same time, allowing male correspondents to respond to the intensity of the war, without the 'macho' bravado often associated with the war correspondent".

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  • In many cases these issues have been seen to be compounded by the "feminisation" of learning, particularly in primary schools, where despite a decade of incentive schemes and policy initiatives, 85% of teachers are women, and nearly 5,000 schools have no male teachers at all.

    The trouble with boys

  • This same old argument seems to come around with some regularity I recall David Starkey squealing about the dreaded 'feminisation' of history earlier this year in the UK press.

    Let's Run Away From The Girls! And Other Strategies To Make History Relevant To A Twenty-First Century Liberal Arts Education

  • The issue isn't the "feminisation" of men, as you so misogynistically put it.

    feminist blogs

  • Hair removal many have to pay, many have to pay for hormones as well because not all gp's are sympathetic or will take responsibility to prescribe, facial feminisation surgery will usually have to be paid for as will the process which aids feminisation which is the I can't remember but is it the Orchidectomy.

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk

  • Earlier research by Brunel University and the University of Exeter has shown how female sex hormones (estrogens), and chemicals that mimic estrogens, are leading to 'feminisation' of male fish.

    Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

  • The election is also expected to cement a "feminisation" of Icelandic politics, as an antidote to the male-dominated culture of "money Viking" bankers.

    Latest News Breaking News and Current News from the UK and World Telegraph

  • An Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) report says the "feminisation" of the Assembly's style, tone and working pattern is at risk.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • The report points out that due to the increased "feminisation" of general practice, with more and more women entering the profession, and a move towards earlier retirement more GPs will be required in the future simply to maintain existing levels of service provision.

    IrishHealth.com

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