Revealing and Concealing Identities: Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga, Part 4

The Lobster Dance

Part 4: Gender Trouble and Phantom Femininities

In the final part of our essay, we’re going to move on to some of the more serious issues surrounding cross-dressing, specifically those involving social consequences and identity construction. We’ll begin by focusing on men who habitually crossdress as women before focusing on queer and transgender issues in manga involving characters cross-dressing against sex instead of gender.

Content warning: this section contains discussions of transphobia, transmisogyny, and sexism. 

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bloggress, animation junkie, comics devotee, illustration lover, internet wanderer, lingerie fetishist, sexuality & gender advocate

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