cross dressing

About Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender

  • In any society, the perception of femininity and masculinity is not necessarily dependent on female or male genitalia.
  • Cross dressing, gender impersonation, and long-term masquerades of the opposite sex are common place throughout history.
  • Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender not only surveys cross dressing and gender impersonation throughout history and in a variety of cultures but also examines the medical, biological, psychological, and sociological findings that have been presented in the modern scientific literature.
  • Every reason for cross-dressing is included:
  1. Transsexualism;
  2. Homosexuality;
  3. Heterosexual sex-scripts;
  4. Theater;
  5. Stage impersonation of the other sex;
  6. Lesbians who wanted to ‘marry’ other women;
  7. Women who wanted the advantages of living as men;
  8. Men who wanted the advantages of living as women;
  9. Drag queen prostitutes.
  • Once the various reasons for dressing in the clothes of the other sex are better understood and distinguished from one another, greater clarity will emerge.
  • It’s a wonderful survey, both from a historical standpoint and from a cross-cultural standpoint.
  • There is also a critical, but sensible, review of the various biological, psychological and sociological explanations of gender variance.
  • It’s a book that everyone should read, Well written and with lots of historical facts and current ones as well.

 

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cross dressing