Transvestitism


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trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm),
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a man.
Synonym(s): transvestitism
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a male.
Synonym(s): transvestitism.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

transvestism

, transvestitism (trăns-vĕst′ĭzm) (-ĭ-tĭzm) [L. trans, across, + vestitus, clothed, + Gr. -ismos, condition]
The desire to dress in the clothes of and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex.

Transvestitism

Sexual arousal from dressing in the clothes of the opposite sex.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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Female transvestitism is one consequence of the glass ceiling: women are obliged to assume masculine characteristics and give up their sexual identities.
Transvestitism is the desire to wear the clothes and adopt behaviours of the opposite sex.
It is also important for MHCs to remember that ADA does not cover homosexuality, transvestitism, exhibitionism or other less socially acceptable sexual behaviors (Benshoff & Janikowski, 2000).
Part 3, "Staging Clothes," examines the ways in which theatrical costume reveals contemporary assumptions about clothing as representational, whether of transvestitism, social tensions, or the dead.
Unlike Psycho and other Hitchcock films in which cross-dressing is overt, transvestitism in Rear Window is entirely metaphorical, accomplished by the doubling of LBJ's body with the anatomized/partitioned bodies of Miss Torso, Miss Hearing Aid, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Mrs.
But many assume a rigid inflexibility and a claim of absolute literal interpretation when reading Bible verses on masturbation (Genesis, 38:6-10); same-sex practices (Genesis, 19:1-28; Leviticus, 18:22; Leviticus, 20:13; Romans, 1:26-27; First Corinthians, 6:9-10; First Timothy, 1:9-10); and transsexualism and transvestitism (Deuteronomy, 22:5).
The absence of such information in the film contributes to its textual transvestitism, allowing it to pose as an ethnographic study and thereby disguise its investigative social critique.
At the 1997 trial, notable for tawdry details of transvestitism and kinky sex, Albert's attorneys wanted to bring up Perhach's alleged conduct with other men, particularly men who left her--as Albert, who was getting married, was about to do.
Is this selfconfidence just a form of transvestitism, a borrowed attitude?
Santos-Febres has written a sensitive, insightful book, devoid of the caricatures that often plague books on transvestitism.
The ritual contains mention of the cultic practice of transvestitism which was previously known to us from an earlier Iddin-Dagan sacred-marriage hymn.
Discussing terrorism, transvestitism and cancer in the light of postmodernism, Baudrillard points out,