Clare Sears’ Arresting Dress examines the effects of San Francisco’s 1863 cross-dressing ordinance.
Tag: sexual categories
Found in Translation: How Sexual Debates Developed Across the Modern World
Sexual science emerged contemporaneously in Europe, Asia, Peru, and the Middle East.
"The Gay Bulge" or Can We Study Medieval Sexuality Through Puns?
Perhaps sometimes a ‘gay bulge’ is just a gae bolga.
Eugenics and Intersex: The consequences of defining "normal" bodies
Decisions to limit life based on social or cultural biases contain dangerous eugenic possibilities.
Mau Mau, anti-colonialism and "female genital mutilation"
Female genital mutilation and postcolonial struggles are in fact intimately and historically linked.
Orthodox Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Re-Making of Jewish Sexuality
Orthodox writers sought to educate Americans about Judaism’s approach to sex.
‘A Temporary Member’: ‘Hermaphrodites’ and Sexual Identity in Early Modern Russia
‘Hermaphrodites’ represented a true puzzle for the authorities and local community.