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cross-dress

To dress in clothing worn by members of the opposite sex.
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While Horak provides scant discussion of cross-dressed male performers, she maintains that those roles were limited to comedy.
In highlighting the collection's multiple returns to various texts and themes, I mean to call attention to the way this book not only analyzes but also performs repetition, crossing, and unsettling of categories--practices that are read throughout as emblematic of the cross-dressed Caribbean.
Also cross-dressed is "page-boy" Leonie in Heyer's These Old Shades, rescued by the enigmatic Duke of Avon and kept disguised, both for her protection and his revenge on an old enemy.
While female cross-dressers in Shakespearean plays were often strong and admirable, a woman who cross-dressed in reality was guilty of the worst womanly vice--she was viewed as a whore and was in the seventeenth century increasingly arrested for prostitution.
Urania is informed by the romance and novella tradition of Boccaccio--most clearly his Fiarnetta (although unlike the beautiful and married Fiametta, Urania is never seduced) and Filocolo, a key text for its peregrinating protagonist as well as for the questioni d'amore that are a clear model for the cross-dressed Urania's crossexamination in the forest.
Some women reported that the husband's behaviour while cross-dressed was particularly gentle, kind and helpful which, for some, made it easier to bear.
But in keeping with her major premise, her far more express concern is with seeing beyond any of the agendas, political or otherwise, that an outsider might bring to a cross-dressed situation.
Winn-Dixie Stores, the Southern grocery giant and major Fortune 500 company that has been under attack for 14 months for firing a truck driver who cross-dressed off-duty, is trying to shut down a web site protesting the company's actions, the American Civil Liberties Union said today.
Thus, she shifts the emphasis away from the lives of those who cross-dressed to various forms of cross-dressing practices, and especially to how laws were used in San Francisco to marginalize "problem bodies.
cross-dressed in women's underwear in Dubai International City.
He wore panties and nylons under his uniform and, once he rose in rank, cross-dressed in the privacy of his own room.
By alluding to a cross-dressed woman as "My Elvis," Kass' Triple Silver Yentl makes lesbian desire an integral part of a Jewish female narrative.