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16) Within this context, it is not difficult to read the Garconne 'look' or 'type' in terms of contemporary sexological notions of homosexuality as gender 'inversion' or a 'third sex', the latter notion popularised in Germany by Magnus Hirschfeld and other founding members of the sexual emancipation movement, the Scientific Humanitarian Committee.
Not only did The Scorpion feature beautiful women as sexual predators, but the novel's primary romance was between two distinctly masculine lesbian types: Myra, an androgynous young garconne, and Olga, a sophisticated, elegant "scorpion" or "sharper.
Kennedy and the Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy," Diplomatic History 22 (1998), 29-62; Mary Louise Roberts, "This Civilization No Longer has Sexes: La Garconne and Cultural Crisis in France After World War I," Gender and History 4 (1992), 63; Susan Faludi, Stiffed: the Betrayal of the American Man (New York, 1999), passim.
Certainement, une telle etude doit inclure des analyses de La Garconne, de la serie des Brigitte et des reactions au Deuxieme Sexe.
The historian Anne-Marie Sohn, best known to American readers for her work on Victor Margueritte's La Garconne, acknowledges the potential controversy surrounding her topic.