Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To deprive of feminine qualities; to unsex.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ woman

Examples

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

    Shii - The Wii for Women

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

    Jay Mohr on Michelle Obama: Dude Looks Like A Lady

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

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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.

    Sarah Gronert Is Not A Man

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

    MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY ON BLACK WOMEN

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

    Archive 2009-05-01

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

    Archive 2009-04-01

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

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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

    Did Kathryn Johnston Really Get Justice?

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