cross-dressing


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cross-dressing

 [kros´dres-ing]
the wearing of clothing specific to or characteristic of the opposite sex.

cross-dress·ing

(kros'dres'ing),
Clothing oneself in the garments of the opposite sex. See: transvestism.

cross-dress·ing

(kraws'dres'ing)
Clothing oneself in attire generally associated with the opposite sex.
See: transvestism

Cross-dressing

Dressing in clothing that is stereotypical of the opposite sex.
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While the temptation to label cross-dressing or transgendered relationships as gay or lesbian is understandable, it is also short-sighted and restrictive.
Among the variables that were not significantly associated with cross-dressing behaviour among men were socioeconomic status, history of sexual victimization, satisfaction with life in general, psychological and physical health, or current psychiatric morbidity.
With regard to the American culture, cross-dressing among women is relatively infrequent since norms dealing with what a person may wear are extremely less restrictive for females than males.
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Back in Brad's hometown of Springfield, Missouri, the churchmen are thundering in their condemnation of his cross-dressing ways.
Five core chapters concentrate on detailed analysis of Shakespeare's cross-dressing heroines in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Cymbeline, surveying the development of the motif and relating each to origins, analogues, and copies.
This week Sunday Mail investigators, posing as a cross-dressing couple, browsed through the kinky back shop.
But if one counts works in which there is cross-dressing or an element of gender-bending, both for women (Kass' Triple Silver Yentl, Gaultier's Hasidic wear', even Aylon's Liberation of G-d), and for men (Cary S.
When our Viola (a young black boy dressed as a heterosexual girl actor dressed as a bisexual boy) crossed swords with our Antonio (an experienced heterosexual actress dressed as a homosexual man), or when our Malvolio (an uninhibited female cabaret singer dressed as a sexually repressed man) thrust his frantically erect "greatness" upon our Olivia (a consummate comedienne giddily changing her costume every scene in a hysterically insecure attempt to ensure that she looked like a "woman"), then the number of boundaries being crossed by cross-dressing were multiple.
As the phenomenon of cross-dressing has become ever more prominent in the past few decades, concomitant critical studies and commentaries have emerged to explore the implications both in history and for our era.
Oiler worked for nearly 20 years at Winn-Dixie's Louisiana branch before being fired for occasionally cross-dressing away from work.
His performance in the lead, cross-dressing role of Albin in La Cage is bound to end up among his most celebrated portrayals.