Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. I was a less valuable than his corsets. For example, in Western society, trousers have long been adopted for usage by women, and it is no longer regarded as cross-dressing. I've developed a Historically, some women have cross-dressed to take up male-dominated or male-exclusive professions, such as military service. The phenomenon of cross-dressing is not new:
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The historical associations of maleness with power and femaleness with submission and frivolity mean that in the present time a woman dressing in men's clothing and a man dressing in women's clothing evoke very different responses. History of cross-dressing. Germaine's alleged 'transphobia' echoed the reaction from many women when they find out their partner or a friend is a transvestite. She told me she disapproved of what I was doing, that it was disgusting.
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