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  • verb Present participle of regender.
  • noun The assignment of a different gender to something or someone.


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  • But Rachel, lets pretend we're in grad school and then we can say that "regendering" and death of the mother equal the same thing: the "absenting" of "the feminine."

    Children's literature's defining phrase,

  • 10A survey of the collective efforts of these scholars suggests that the most promising instances of Greek nationalist discourse for the progressive 'regendering' of the nation, and/or for the spread of feminist ideas, were those in which the Greek desire for Western integration was paramount.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon points out that in recent children's movies, entire species have undergone "regendering ... to make sure that male primacy is preserved": The female-dominant reality of bees and ants is reversed in Bee Movie, Antz, and A Bug's Life, and cows with udders are still given male personas in Barnyard.


  • Nevertheless, I would still claim that tricks like substituting race for gender or vice versa, regendering, etc can help people look at deeply embedded sexism and racism in new ways.

    No, That’s Not The Difference

  • Note the subtly revealing effect of regendering a NARTH paper like "Adolescent Homosexuality".


  • Note the subtly revealing effect of regendering a NARTH paper like "Adolescent Homosexuality".

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • This necessitates, as I have argued, a refutation of Della Cruscan poetics and of the women readers who made it fashionable, and a regendering of that "taste" in order to construct the reader anew as a man among men.

    Wordsworth’s Balladry: Real Men Wanted

  • First comes redistricting, next comes regendering.

  • First comes redistricting, next comes regendering.

  • A familiar example: reasoning that in terms of job duties the sex or gender of the person who passes peanuts on an airplane is unimportant, editors of the Handbook of Nonsexist Language propose flight attendant rather than steward/stewardess and oppose gratuitous regendering of job titles (female flight attendant).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2


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