TAKING GENDER OUT OF FASHIONI once asked if traps where gay and whether or not the religous comunity had anyone that could tell me about how the bible views such.

Deuteronomy 22.5 was the answer.

Well that post got shut down because of claims I was talking about some trans phobic stuff.

Let me be clear.

A trap is not a transgender.

Now to get on with this post I am discussing women wearing mens clothes and men wearing womens clothes.

Apparently the bible has issues with it but in today’s age should the sexes have differing clothing?

Females are suddenly becoming pastors do they wear womens clothing or mens and should it matter?

Fashion is often regulated by gender and it is horribly hard to find colorful clothing for a man.

The same can be said for utility clothing for a woman as its seldom found.

The Term “trap” Is used usually towards people that would at first appear to be cute girls, But are actually boys who have more of a feminine side whether being a homosexual or not. This links to the meme “traps are gay” Where men argue whether being intimate or liking a “trap” is gay.

What it means to wear clothing that’s not meant for you.

THE TERM “ANDROGYNY” COMES from the Latin “androgyne,” a combination of the ancient Greek word-stem for man, andr-, and gyne, meaning woman. An early symbol of this collision was Hermaphroditos, the son of Aphrodite and Hermes in Greek mythology. As a handsome, masculine boy, he attracted the attention of the nymph Salmacis, who jumped him and prayed to the gods that they be united forever. The two became one—“a single body with a double sex,” in Ovid’s telling (see this Roman sculpture of Hermaphroditos for an illustration). The Roman historian Livy wrote that true hermaphrodites “were looked upon as of especially evil omen and were ordered to be at once carried out to sea.”

In Deuteronomy 22.5, the Bible explicitly forbids cross-dressing: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, nether shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abominations unto the Lord thy God.” The latter part of that dictum was fiercely obeyed.

A London legal record from 1395 tells the story of John Rykener, who was found lying by a stall in Soper’s Lane dressed in women’s clothing calling himself Eleanor. One John Britby happened upon “Eleanor” and asked him “as he would a woman if he could commit a libidinous act with her.” Rykener consented (for a small fee) and began the act before the pair were apprehended in their “detestable wrongdoings” (homosexual intercourse) and taken to jail. In his guise as Eleanor, Rykener had even previously worked as an embroideress, he confessed to the authorities. Perhaps he made his own dresses.

For medieval women, however, cross-dressing sometimes became a symbol of an individual’s divine ability to transcend her physical body.

Several women famously masqueraded as male monks in order to escape distasteful suitors and went on to become saints. St. Margaret was to be married, but the night before the wedding she thought of “the recompense of her virginity, and the sorrows that follow of marriage” and decided to bail. At midnight, she commended herself to God, “cut off her hair, and clad her in the habit of a man, and fled from thence to a monastery of monks, and did do call her brother Pelagien,” recounts the mid-13th-century Golden Legend, a text of saints’ lives. “Brother Pelagien” was so convincing as a man that she was accused of fathering a child with a virgin dwelling outside the gates of the monastery. St. Margaret was thrown into a stone pit by the cruelest of the monks, her true gender only revealed in a letter she wrote just before death. She was posthumously exonerated and buried honorably as a virgin. (Note the inherent misogyny: Aspiring to be like a man is seen as a much better, more devout goal than being like a woman.)

Article URL : https://psmag.com/social-justice/taking-gender-fashion-65707

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