Forum Introduction: Addressing Gender, Gendering Dress

  title={Forum Introduction: Addressing Gender, Gendering Dress},
  author={Christine Margaret Mowat},
  journal={Gender \& History},
  • C. Mowat
  • Published 1 June 2021
  • Education
  • Gender & History
I remember how bemused I felt, those first few months, when I saw my reflection in a window. It’s true that she wasn’t really me anymore, this tall slut with legs enhanced by six-inch heels. The timid, husky masculine girl had vanished in the blink of an eye. Once I had my gear on, even my masculine traits, my confidence, my way of walking super-quickly, became hyperfeminine traits. Virginie Despentes3 



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