Similar proportions of men and women reported engaging in frotteurism and transvestic
fetishism yearly, monthly, and weekly.
As Marjorie Garber demonstrates in her foundational text on transvestism, Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, the transvestic
mode, which Beauchene employs, is one manifestation of a "crisis of category" that opens "a space of possibility structuring and confounding culture" (17).
He was diagnosed at that facility as suffering from "antisocial personality disorder; narcissistic personality disorder; psychosexual disorder; sexual sadism; transvestic
fetishism;" and "potentially dangerous to young females and children." This diagnosis remained essentially unchanged over the years.
Even the American Psychiatric Association (1994) still considers transgenderism as some form of pathology (i.e., gender identity disorder and transvestic
Fedoroff, "Buspirone Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Transvestic
Fetishism,"Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol.
(Transgender identity and expression are the psychiatric classification under the Diagnostic Codes 302.3, transvestic
fetishism; and 302.85, gender identity disorder.) Identity could exist independently of gender.
The use of diagnostic terms contained in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994), such as transvestic
fetish and gender identity disorder, were also rejected because they seem to pathologize and dehumanize persons with nontraditional gender identities.
As I argue more fully in "The Transvestic
Love-Glove," Viola, in Twelfth Night, is the only one of his transvestite heroines to whom Shakespeare gives the proto-tragic depth of undergoing suffering but having to express it as if it were another's.
The standards also dictated that such diagnostic terms as "gender dysphoria," "transvestic
fetish," and "gender identity disorder" be used and that clients cross-live full-time as a precondition for initiating hormone therapy and surgery.
For Wood, the lesbian space provided by what she terms the "Sapphonicvoic" "is a transvestic
enigma, belonging to neither male nor female as constructed--a synthesis, not a split....
Li's analyses of these gems of short fiction illustrate well the veracity of Li's claim that, "while Louie's transpirational narrative strategy and Hwang's transvestic
theater are capable of bringing Asian American characters to the threshold of visibility, these figures of artistic performance reveal far more about the threat of Asian American derealization in the representational democracy of the United States" (p.
the subversive possibilities inherent in the transvestic