[LMB] Trans issues (not entirely OT:)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Oct 6 23:21:26 BST 2014


On Oct 6, 2014, at 11:54 AM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:

> Men of the 15th and 16th nd 17thcenturies could be least as fussy and bedecked in lace and concerned with keeping up with as the frilliest femme sort today, and not be considered "girly men."  The very definitions of what is "masculine" and what is "feminine" shift with culture, climate, religion, socioeconomic class (the ideal in some of the shtels in Eastern Europe was that women were shopkeepers and in business otherwise, and the men were scholars spending the day in study...)

Rich men could get away with it - mostly.


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