gender bending

gender bending

1. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Literally, causing a change in the sexual assignment of a person or animal. Scientists are developing a gender-bending chemical procedure to induce artificial hermaphroditism in insects.
2. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Assuming the roles, appearance, or manner of the opposite sex. This novel features a gender-bending protagonist who, at various stages in the story, moves between gender identities.
3. noun The discourse or practice of challenging, denying, or exploring the borders or limitations of gender identity, typically through means such as activism, transvestitism, academic discourse, etc., or a combination thereof. Some of the leading academics in gender bending are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
See also: bend, gender
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To celebrate the release of BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON - in which Martin Lawrence does a little gender bending in his fat suit for the third time - we are offering FOUR lucky readers the chance to win a bumper pack of film-related goodies.
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Topics include gender in Aegean art; applications of feminism to Greek archaeology; recent approaches to gender in Cypriot prehistory; time, women, identity, and maintenance activities in the Argaric communities of southeast Iberia; gender bending in Knossos; gender choices in Mycenaean terracotta figurines; tentative identification of the Minoan linear A sign for "woman;" construction of male youth and gender in Aegean art; gender metaphors of social stratigraphy in pre-linear B Crete; the iconography of the bared breast in Aegean Bronze Age art; and the contribution of women archaeologists to Aegean studies.
A STORM has erupted at the African Women's Championships with rivals accusing Equatorial Guinea of gender bending the rules by fielding two men.
Dulac prompted the gender bending by disabling a key gene in the vomeronasal organ, also called Jacobson's organ.
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Mindful of the Indiana Jones tales, but in a modern gender bending context (we've come more than just a long way), fans of romantic suspense in an exotic locale will cherish this novel and want more from the von Brutten associates.
Blacker uses gender bending to explore the dynamics between adolescents of both sexes and shows his readers that walking in the other guy's, or gal's, shoes is one of the best ways to understand each other.
Gender bending is just one device in Turner's repertoire of sensations.
Izzard's comedy is so intelligent, gracefully structured, and kindhearted that his trademark gender bending ("executive transvestite") is just a cherry on the cake.
GENDER bending pollution is turning male sheep female, Scots scientists have discovered.
Vajda and his colleagues are now looking to tie the gender bending of fish to particular pollutants and to find out whether the extra downstream females are the products of a selective die-off of males or a pollutant-triggered sex reversal.
Gender bending is never far from Gray's mind and so the husband stays at home and becomes the "wife" as the actress in turn takes on the role of the "husband" scoring financial success in London to her husband's chagrin.
She has sliced an already refined character very fine, showing less interest in the implications of crossdressing and gender bending than even the novel had displayed.
The Birmingham team's report on andro and related compounds now indicates that besides natural factors, pollution can have gender bending effects.