transvestism

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transvestism

the practice of cross-dressing and associated ideologies supporting this practice.

Transvestism

Klinger, Cpl.
dresses in women’s clothes to try to win discharge from the army. [Am. TV: M ° A ° S ° H in Terrace]
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Through my 20s and 30s, I went through phases with the cross dressing when I'd say `I'll never do this again.
However, a broader definition of cross dressing - that includes not only those in positions of power dressing like the less powerful, but the powerless concealing their identity by dressing "up" like the dominant groups reveals that Egyptians engage in a great deal of cross dressing.
A drag version of high formal seriousness, Cross Dressing, 1992-93, delivers a challenge to the traditionally sober cruciform shape with punchy fields of pink, blue, and green.
Vested interests: Cross dressing and cultural anxiety.