femalehood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

female +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

femalehood (plural not attested)

  1. The state or period of being female.
    • 2007 January 5, Grace Glueck, “Self-Portraits That Obscure the Self”, New York Times:
      Gender inequality was a serious matter for the feminist performer Hannah Wilke (1940-1993), who in a photograph of her face from her “S.O.S. Scarification Object Series” (1974) sardonically calls attention to her femalehood by wearing her hair in curlers and plastering her face with small, vulva-shaped patches of chewing gum.

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