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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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 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.
This year there will also be a host of other Northern Pride events to enjoy, including highlights from The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, The Festival of GB, which explores genderbending art, film and music and Paws with Pride, the Northern Pride dog show.
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.
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.
In a widely publicized 2002 blog post at her personal Web site, the erstwhile genderbending performer was quoted as saying that protesters were "unsophisticated barbarians" attacking a "loving homage" to Southern black women.
Shakespeare with a Difference: Genderbending and Genrebending in Goodnight Desdemona.
Dear Holly would be nothing more than one of the boys in contemporary society, where a 40something mid-life crisis has become a genderbending rollercoaster ride.
28) Mark Fortier, "Shakespeare with a Difference: Genderbending and Genrebending in Goodnight Desdemona," Canadian Theatre Review 59 (1989): 49.
However, there is some debate regarding the extent to which such genderbending (i.
The chemical, oestradiol, is used in hormone replacement therapy and is one of a range of genderbending substances known to be polluting waterways.