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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Despite successfully crossing gender boundaries , often for long periods of time ,
and despite having wives and ... in the popular press were not condemned for
being socially transgressive , but celebrated for their boldness and success .
Having been taken on as a labourer to help on a chicken farm , Downing , a big
black man , ' was a success for a short time ... the cross - dressing woman is
represented much more powerfully as the daring , audacious and successful
In marvelling at the passing woman ' s success , the thrust of each story was on
respectable masculinity . Press reports ... Both of these feats were cited to show
Ernest ' s successful mastery of masculine skills , and indeed her manly character
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Gendercrossing and modern sexualities 192839
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