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IDENTIFICATION AND IDENTITY

 

THE STRONGEST INDENTIFICATION ARE THE GENDER DIFFERANCES:

FEMALE, MALE

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.

 

IDENTIFICATION socially:
In the western world you can dress however you want.
But a man dressed as a woman is socially excluded and can expect violent reactions.

IDENTIFICATION globally:
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.

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