Masculinization is a term used to critique of academic discussions of the female offender and depictions of female criminality. Masculinization refers to the attribution of male characteristics to women to understand their behavior instead of locating women's behavior in female experience. The term masculine female identifies members of the female sex who demonstrate masculine features.
Freda Alder argued that the women's movement would lead to an increase in female crime because liberation would make women more like men. Masculinization is also the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female due to hormone or adrenal malfunction.
GENDER AND NATIONALISM:
THE MASCULINIZATION OF HINDUISM AND FEMALE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN INDIA -
Sikata Banerjee, Department of Women's Studies, University of Victoria.
The Masculinization of
Poverty: Gender and Global Restructing
Behavioral and Physical
Masculinization Are Related to Genotype in Girls with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia -
Catherine M. Hall, Julie A. Jones, Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Curtis Dolezal, Michelle
Coleman, Peter Foster, David A. Price and Peter E. Clayton