gender bending

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gender bending

1. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Literally, causing a change in the sexual assignment of a person or animal. Scientists are developing a gender-bending chemical procedure to induce artificial hermaphroditism in insects.
2. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Assuming the roles, appearance, or manner of the opposite sex. This novel features a gender-bending protagonist who, at various stages in the story, moves between gender identities.
3. noun The discourse or practice of challenging, denying, or exploring the borders or limitations of gender identity, typically through means such as activism, transvestitism, academic discourse, etc., or a combination thereof. Some of the leading academics in gender bending are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
See also: bend, gender
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With the dawn of the 1970s and the break-up of the Beatles, the genderbending glam rocker and his band T.
Each example is paired with an essay by Coppa, exploring aspects of the genre of fanfiction, such as themes, racebending, and genderbending.
Henry Waddington is gloriously slimy as the Baron, while Helen Sherman triumphs with all that genderbending.
Then again, as so much of his work occupies a genderbending zone of insinuation, perhaps not.
4 SHE'S THE MAN (2006) A MODERN twist on Shakespeare's genderbending comedy Twelfth Night with Channing playing the captain of the school football team, who has no idea one of his best players is a girl.
The victors in the TV categories were even more idiosyncratic: Imagine, the best sitcom trophy went to Amazon's "Transparent," which is about genderbending momdadsor dadmoms
Porem, mesmo com usos que recolocam o genderbending em uma estrutura heterossexual e misogina, essa pratica ainda mantem linhas de fuga--que assim se configuram por divergirem do hegemonico (logo, nunca associamse as 'grandes percentagens').
The child-Fuller's ardent and unfulfilled love for Mariana, the gift of wildflowers, the impulsive courtship, and Mariana's own wildness all suggest a narrative of unrequited but enflamed female desire, one that pivots on a genderbending heroine who combines masculine and feminine qualities while also challenging the normative confines of her gender.
The Selecter had the surly coolness of Gaps and genderbending me, sometimes harmonising, sometimes singing lead individually which a whirlwind on-stage energy.
IN A savage act with a genderbending twist, several women branded two elderly men sorcerers and allegedly burnt them alive at Khaitapuram village in Andhra Pradesh's Nalgonda district on Wednesday.
Is it the image he created in his prime, that of a transvestite, genderbending, make-up loving singer?
This opened up a whole new world and kickstarted the decade where dressing up, genderbending weirdness and music videos became the norm.
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Greetings anthropologically surveys the scene of males performing masculinity in the late 1960s, a time in which several of the major figures in popular culture, most visibly Andy Warhol but many others as well, were provocatively flaunting their genderbending transgressions.
Morality, wit, grandiloquence, affectation, didacticism, genderbending, role-playing, ideal friendship, female worship and misogyny in turns: all are Elizabethan concerns that Toole notes in his thesis, concerns that readers do not have to strain to see employed to satirical, even absurd ends in A Confederacy of Dunces.