• WordNet 3.6
    • v feminize to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to "This hairdo feminizes the man"
    • v feminize assume (more) feminine characteristics "feminized language","feminized frogs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Feminize To make womanish or effeminate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feminize To make feminine or womanish.
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  • Charlotte Bunch
    Charlotte Bunch
    “Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.”
  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    “I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes, she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.”
  • Valentine De Saint-Point
    Valentine De Saint-Point
    “Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.”
  • Phyllis Schlafly
    Phyllis Schlafly
    “Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. féminiser,


In literature:

This "feminization" of the American telephone was often commented on by foreigners.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
George Sand had brought feminism within the reach of all women.
"George Sand, Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings" by Rene Doumic
Therein she had shown her feminism.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
Is the feminization of the world a desirable thing for a vigorous future?
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
For feminism, in a sense, is a return to atavism, and sex antagonism and sex attraction are functions of the same thing.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
That little movement, the unconscious feminism of it, the way she folded her hands in her lap afterward, disturbed Carrigan even more.
"The Flaming Forest" by James Oliver Curwood
Which brings us to Feminism.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Great Britain is not talking about feminism, it is living it.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
A woman advocate, you can readily imagine, might so influence a court of justice that the laws of the land might suffer feminization.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
He was a coarse male creature at large in a room highly feminized.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett

In news:

Taxpayers would foot the bill for feminism museum on the Mall.
The "Playboy Club" pilot on NBC's schedule is also a stirring moment in feminism.
Feminism must focus on economy, with lessons from New Deal.
The most effective backlash against feminism comes from within.
I'll give you a definition from Merriam-Webster: feminism is "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes".
'Feminism not narrowly defined' and more Letters to the Editor .
The Morning Show hosts debate whether famed Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown moved forward feminism's causes.
The new face of spiritual feminism and its justice-making ethos can be glimpsed in social media in act...
Online Feminism 's Big Win Against Komen for the Cure The Nation.
The Komen controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.
The celebration was proposed to Rollins by Veteran Feminists of America, a national organization dedicated to remembering, recording and passing feminism 's torch to younger women (www.vfa.us).
Katy Perry's Aversion to Feminism Shows Feminism Is Still Radical.
Feminism , she said, had "been redefined and misinterpreted" by conservatives as radicalism.
"I came out of college just as feminism was going mainstream," Johnson said.
The Village Voice sat down with the Williamsburg-based Attenberg at South 4th Bar & Cafe and got her take on Twitter, the Brooklyn writing scene, the many shades of feminism , and why she isn't a spokesperson for childhood obesity.

In science:

Direct and mediated effects of testosterone: the development of intersexes in sex reversed mosaic mice, heterozygous for testicular feminization.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Feminization of external genitalia of triploid intersexes of drosophila melanogaster meig. under the action of elevated temperature. demonstration of a sensitive phase during development.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation