Her Husband was a Woman!: Women's Gender-crossing in Modern British Popular Culture
Routledge, 2007 - 192 Seiten
Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text breaks new ground to reveal findings where both desire between women and cross-gender identification are understood.
Her Husband was a Woman! exposes real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women who successfully passed as men in everyday life, perhaps marrying other women or fighting for their country. Oram revises assumptions about the history of modern gender and sexual identities, especially lesbianism and transsexuality.
This book provides a fascinating resource for researchers and students, grounding the concepts of gender performativity, lesbian and queer identities in a broadly-based survey of the historical evidence.
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105 Readers were left in no doubt that this kind of cross - dressing was criminal ,
sexually immoral and socially abhorred . In a trial concerning the Bycilla Club in
Soho in 1936 , the Magistrate ' s Strong Comments ' condemned this ' Horrible ...
12 There was a similar shift in the judgements made of men who committed
suicide while cross - dressed , from verdicts of unsound mind or temporary
insanity , to increasingly medicalised language , as in a 1934 case when a doctor
The cross - dressing story rapidly fell victim to all these cultural changes . Some
classic elements , including humour , remain in wartime reports , but from the late
1940s and as the 1950s progressed , cross - dressing stories mainly lost their ...
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Gendercrossing and modern sexualities 192839
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