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transvestism

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

Klinger, Cpl.
dresses in women’s clothes to try to win discharge from the army. [Am. TV: M ° A ° S ° H in Terrace]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The transcendental values that Transvestism had allowed him now determines the sexual reality it best chooses to adopt and adapt with.
What remains unanalyzed in Conlon's discussion is the role transvestism plays in carrying out these moments of recognition, or rather, the way in which cross-dressing serves as the vehicle by which Serafina and Juana (and, subsequently, the audience) may tap into this power of influence or force that guides their sexuality.
The answers range from simple to complex, primarily--though not always--divided between two main types of media transvestism. "Plot-driven" cross-dressers use transvestism as a means to an end, and desire-driven transvestites use cross-dressing to satisfy an internal urge (Pamela Regan, Ladies or Gentlemen).
being a precautionary measure, however, transvestism typically signaled
He won Britain's biggest art award, The Turner Prize, in 2003--the first ceramics artist to do so--and split the ceramics establishment because of his much publicised transvestism, overt sexual images and unconventional views.
Don't Mention Transvestism. He used to regularly cross-dress on stage, but he has toned down his image since he became more active at political events.
"People in the modern world are much more accepting of transvestism than any kind of religious belief.
Sydney, Dec 21 (ANI): An Indian-origin man in Sydney has revealed that he was very shocked and offended to find the term "transvestism" defined as an "abnormal desire" in The Macquarie Dictionary.
The intersection of transvestism, theater, and portraiture at the court of Louis XV in eighteenth-century France is the subject of "Troubling Identities and the Agreeable Game of Art: From Madame de Pompadour's Theatrical 'Breeches' of Decorum to Drouais's Portrait of Madame Du Barry En Homme." At a time of intense debate among Enlightenment philosophers over the growing homogenization of the sexes and the inherent threat this loss of "natural" gender difference posed to society, two of the royal mistresses provocatively embraced masculine dress--Madame de Pompadour on stage, and Madame Du Barry in paint (Fig.