gender bending

gender bending

1. adjective Causing a change in the sex assignment of a person or animal. This meaning can be considered imprecise especially in technical use due to conflating gender and sex. Often hyphenated. Scientists are developing a gender-bending chemical to induce artificial changes in the sex of mosquitoes.
2. adjective Assuming the roles, appearance, or manner associated with another gender. Often hyphenated. 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 by various means. 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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A STORM has erupted at the African Women's Championships with rivals accusing Equatorial Guinea of gender bending the rules by fielding two men.
She's a fashionable lesbian comedian whose performance credits also include gender bending, fire dancing and American tribal belly dancing.
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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.
Through a model sewage treatment plant at the college, researchers discovered a 'gender bending' occurrence where treated estrogen compound in sewage resulted in a feminization of young fish.
Gender bending is just one device in Turner's repertoire of sensations.
People frequently pretend they are a different race, and changing sex is a relatively well-known phenomenon called "gender bending" that 40 percent of all users have engaged in, according to a recent study published in Information, Communication and Society.
Izzard's comedy is so intelligent, gracefully structured, and kindhearted that his trademark gender bending ("executive transvestite") is just a cherry on the cake.
Analysis of government data on pesticide residues shows that the "gender bending" chemical has also been discovered in a variety of fruit and vegetables including apples, peas, mushrooms, pears, tomatoes, yams, peaches, nectarines and oranges, according to Friends of the Earth.