IDENTIFICATION AND IDENTITY
THE STRONGEST INDENTIFICATION ARE THE GENDER DIFFERANCES:
Clothing is in this all expressive .
Yet there is an asymmetry
Women can dress like as men,
Men can not dress as a women.
I WONDERED WHY
I started with the following question:
Why is a man in women’s clothing called a transvestite,
while a woman can wear almost any man’s clothes she wants?
Where does this contrast come from?
It has to do with INDENTIFICATION!
IDENTIFICATION historically seen:
Man are strong, woman are weak.
A man descending into the weaker is a loser or worse.
In the western world you can dress however you want.
But a man dressed in women’s clothes is a weirdo, mostly described as a person who is extraordinarily strange or eccentric and will find himself socially excluded, can even expect violent reactions.
A man who dresses as a woman is tolerated almost nowhere in the world.
In many countries it is illegal, he can be arrested for it, thrown in jail, tortured, possibly sentenced to death.