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female of the species is more deadly than the male

Prov. In many animal species, the female is poisonous and the male is not, and, by analogy, women are more dangerous than men. Bill: My old girlfriend's been threatening me ever since I broke up with her, but she's too small and weak to do me any harm. Fred: I'd be careful if I were you. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
See also: deadly, male, more, of, species

male blindness

n. the imagined failure on the part of a male to see approaching dangers owing to the male’s eyes being focused on a some well-proportioned female attribute. After an attack of male blindness, he walked into a lamppost.
See also: male


and male chauvinist pig
n. a male who acts superior to and aggressively toward women. (From the woman’s liberation movements of the 1970s.) The guy is just a male chauvinist pig, and he’ll never change. That’s you! Walter L. Waddington, MCP.

male chauvinist pig

See also: chauvinist, male, pig
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From a critical spirituality context, the immediate expectation of growth could be assumed after one has consumed the text and provided with an alternative view of African American maleness.
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The Gothic turns out to be the medium for conveying, not merely Merrick's anamorphosis (albeit in a Frankenstein-ian way), but the conflicting emotions raised by the elephant man's unquestionable sexuality--which must be both acknowledged and blocked from enactment through a romanticised sublimation of it--because such a contortion of masculine drives must not be admitted for what it is: natural to maleness in general.
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Therefore, leading feminist theologians disagree with Church teaching that maintains that "women cannot represent Christ in the Eucharistic sacrifice" and that "the priest's maleness is essential to his serving as an icon of Christ.
The scales measuring entrepreneurship are male gendered as the words associated with maleness are those equated with entrepreneurship and those with femaleness, weakness.
Gender and sex are both about maleness and femaleness but the terms should never again be used as synonyms.
Maybe it's too late to launch an all-out manhunt for maleness.
A description of the events that led to the initial discovery of the gene responsible for maleness on the Y-chromosome is an important lesson for all scientists.
Unlike the patronymic Wright women who are named for Helene's absent and unmissed husband, the matronymic Peace household is named for the women who, with the exception of Eva's husband, love maleness for its own sake.
Some fish stopped producing sperm, and one species lost all external signs of maleness.
Gender Identity--a psychological term referring to one's core sense of maleness or femaleness.
It is a product of society and culture and, as such, is a gender category distinct from biological maleness.
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