Archived from the original on July 17, A woman dressing in men's clothing is considered to be a more acceptable activity. Some people cross-dress to shock others or challenge social norms. A woman who wears her husband's shirt to bed is considered attractive while a man who wears his wife's nightgown to bed may be considered transgressive. Houghton Mifflin Company, Albanian sworn virgins Bacha bazi Bacha posh Crossplay En femme. Bibliography of works on wartime cross-dressing Rebecca Riots Breeching Trousers as women's clothing Gender non-conformance Transgender.
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Eventually, the transvestite label fell out of favor because it was deemed to be derogatory; cross-dresser has emerged as a more suitable replacement GLAAD , b. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Views Read Edit View history. The prohibition on women wearing male garb, once strictly applied, still has echoes today in some Western societies which require girls and women to wear skirts, for example as part of school uniform or office dress codes. Sometimes because of guilt or other reasons cross-dressers dispose of all their clothing, a practice called "purging", only to start collecting other gender's clothing again. A woman dressing in men's clothing is considered to be a more acceptable activity. Cross-dressing has been practiced throughout much of recorded history, in many societies, and for many reasons.