from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make gender-neutral, as by eliminating reference to gender or sex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To degenerate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To degenerate.
- To make, degenerate; cause to degenerate.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
At any rate, the idea that the great project of liberation is to degender men's bodies and personalities, is associated in the case of its founder with a result that won't appeal to too many men.
All modern versions change that to "children of God," presumably to gender-neutralize it (degender -- a new Conservapedia word?).