Gender Bender

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Endocrinology A popular term for any anti-sex antihormone factor See Pheromone
Sociology An informal term for a person who actively transgresses, or 'bends,' expected gender roles—e.g., a man who wears make-up and feminine clothes. Gender bending can have a subtext of social activism in response to assumptions or over-generalisations about genders
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Thus, for example, Amy Lowell adopted the pose of a cigar-smoking gender-bender who gave public readings of her not-so-thinly-veiled lesbian poetry.
This gender-bender tale by the grandee of American letters,Gore Vidal,had her co-starring with the aged Mae West.
PROFILE of the little-known Bo'ness actor Euan Morton who became a real-life karma chameleon when he landed the role of gender-bender pop star Boy George in the new West End musical, Taboo.
Crotches sell underwear, biceps promote perfume, while androgynous young gender-bender models make the big bucks.
Damon Santostefano, in his feature directing debut, has given the gender-bender notion a fresh treatment by letting his cast find humor within their characters and specific situations rather than in exaggerated buffoonery.
subsided, pop's gender-bender boom of the '80s appeared to be over.
Not since Flip Wilson dressed up in drag has someone named "Geraldine" made as big a stir as the Glasvegas tune sharing the name of the late comedian's gender-bender, miniskirt alter-ego.
1 CORRIE'S ROY AND HAYLEY: Roy Cropper's crap marriage to gender-bender Hayley is in trouble because she's found out that when she was a bloke she fathered a son.
SOME parents might worry if their son revealed he was walking about the house in high heels and swapping make-up tips with gender-bender Boy George.
Washington, June 18 (ANI): 'Kill Bill' star David Carradine was murdered by gender-bender hookers, the actor's movie producer pal has claimed.
John Agnew, of Kilbirnie, has a right gender-bender tickler that has me stumped this week.
Stedman, now 36, has gone for a freaky gender-bender look, complete with goatee beard and pigtails.
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