Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deprive of feminine qualities; to unsex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of the qualities of a woman; to unsex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of the qualities of a woman; unsex. Sandys, tr. of Ovid's Metamorph., ii.

Etymologies

un- +‎ woman (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Once again black women are constructed as the ultimate “unwoman”.

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  • Many believe that the only way to avoid having themselves declared “unwoman” is to act on behalf of patriarchy and discipline other women.

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  • The black woman has long been considered the eternal “unwoman” and “other” in comparison to a white woman and it is only when placed against an intersex woman that somehow Venus can finally have her womanhood validated.

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  • The black woman has historically been constructed as the ultimate “unwoman” to justify the exploitation that we have been subjected.

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  • We are the ultimate ‘unwoman’; our bodies are deemed unrapeable and therefore we are not considered to exist with the ability to be violated.

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  • A local paper applauded the decision, concluding that to admit women would “unwoman the woman and unman the man.”

    Failing at FAIRNESS

  • (no subject) - unwoman - Feb. 13th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC) Expand

    My Final Word on LLD Press

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    Homophobia in Publishing

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    Homophobia in Publishing

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