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  • verb Present participle of fetishise.


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  • Will Self, who admits to "fetishising" typewriters, has often extolled the virtues of doing things the old-fashioned way.

    The Guardian World News 2009

  • Do not confuse the tactics that we used when we shouted "peaceful" with fetishising nonviolence; if the state had given up immediately we would have been overjoyed, but as they sought to abuse us, beat us, kill us, we knew that there was no other option than to fight back.

    Occupy Wall Street – Tuesday 25 October 2011 2011

  • But the queer activist in me sees a sort of dodgy fetishising misrepresentation in much slash -- or in slashy male/male relationships as found in Anne Rice, say -- where male homosexual desire is presented via ciphers as dubious as ... well, the racist trope of the Big Black Buck with a dong down to his knees, there to satisfy the white heroine.

    Fanfiction Hal Duncan 2010

  • Like, my main concern with slash done for jollies is the fetishising of gay men in/for a heterosexual female gaze -- which I'm divided on.

    Fanfiction Hal Duncan 2010

  • There was a move to get Unesco to describe the museum and its surroundings as "endangered" because of Chipperfield's approach, and he was publicly accused of fetishising destruction, of harping morbidly on the horrors of the 1940s.

    David Chipperfield: master of permanence | Interview 2011

  • Feminist as opposed to macho, subjective as opposed to objective; fetishising celebrity, brands, names, forms of real identity, comment and chat as opposed to fetishising the physical form, idealised beauty and decontextualised pure information.

    The dilemmas of thinking about porn within a civil liberty perspective « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings… 2009

  • There's celebrating curves; then there's ghettoising, even fetishising.

    Why Ed reminds women of every bad ex-boyfriend Barbara Ellen 2010

  • It can also be bad, I say, realising that in saying this, I am fetishising drinking, making it shimmer with rebellious diamonds, laying a possible first paving stone to history repeating itself.

    Daddy, what is 'drunk'? 2011

  • Personally, I think it is reminiscent of a sinister orientalist fetishising, one that hides an exotic woman's face but lays bare her body as a faceless sexual object, mystified by lack of character but simultaneously made accessible.

    'NiqaBitch' unveil themselves in Paris Nesrine Malik 2010

  • Davies fell victim to his old tropes: sexualising the doctor by having him kiss yet another female companion, fetishising him by having Lee Evans as an eccentric boffin kneel at his feet and declare he loved him, and granting him another soliloquy about his cosmic solitariness.

    Doctor Who Smattering of Spoilers honorh 2009


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