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Sexuality may or may not be a factor, as people of all sexual orientations cross-dress, and researchers offer no consensus as to whether one sexuality tends towards one type of cross-dressing more than another.
David Cressy, however, argues against the idea that cross-dressed male dramatic characters were degraded; instead he finds that the transvestite male was more 'energized than emasculated'.
If society does spot the individual's (mis)appropriation of gender-specific markers, if he or she is able to 'pass' convincingly as the gender they perform, then does that not place him or her in the same category as the individual who cross-dresses in private, without the presence of a social audience to acknowledge and/or interpret the act?
She also acknowledges that aspects of dress often become emblematic of political positions and that historically, "sometimes the politics followed the fashion, and sometimes the fashion followed the politics." 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.
The "eye for an eye" group retaliated against the husband by "extracting punishment", such as forcing the man to do housework while cross-dressed, or refusing to get a job to help with finances, behaviours which Wise (1985) diagnosed as "conscious sadism" (p.
She also acknowledges that aspects of dress often become emblematic of political positions and that historically, sometimes the politics followed the fashion, and sometimes the fashion followed the politics." 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.
After that I cross-dressed in front of her but now she hates the idea, so I don't do it.
Dear Coleen, I'm a 41-year-old man who loves to cross-dress - and have done for years.
Murphy continued to struggle with his identity and to cross-dress during his time in the military.
And because he had a tolerant and indulgent lesbian aunt who decided to encourage those urges, not suppress them, he started to cross-dress as a child and subsequently lived his life as an openly gay cross-dressing male under both the Nazis and the communists, two of the most repressive regimes that Western culture has ever produced.
Dear Miriam FOR a laugh my girlfriend and I dressed up in corsets, fishnet stockings and suspender s when we went to see the Rocky Horror Show, a musical about cross-dress ing aliens, at our local theatre.
Wives and girlfriends who know the men in their lives cross-dress respond in many different ways.
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