gender bender

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gender bender

1. One who dresses and/or behaves in the manner or style of the opposite sex. Tom works as an accountant during the week, but he has a performance routine as a gender bender on the weekend.
2. One who challenges, denies, or explores 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 academic gender benders are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
See also: bender, gender
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The couple claimed they were called "poof, fudgepacker, genderbender, shirtlifter, fairy queen and gay boy" by colleagues at Highland Express Logistics in Denny, Stirlingshire.
ON Corrie, Liam mistook Frankie for a genderbender.
But I reckon all headhunters - men and women - would have sent the genderbender packing and recommended a change of barber to boot.
Underneath the dusty popcorn entertainment, one can witness an upturning of stereotypes and some surprising genderbenders.