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Masculine Women and Feminine Men

But of course, some folks always have to push the boat out just a little too far, a little too fast. Challenges to standard norms and expectations can at times be innovative and trend-setting, while at other points in history, the out-and-out disparagement of tradition brings only backlash, resentment, and fear.

By 1932, the realities of a crashing stock market, deflation, and mass unemployment brought the roaring 1920s and all its free love exhilaration to a screeching halt. Those flaunted, hip, and popular perversions were pushed right back into the cultural wardrobe with a loud bang of the closet door. Continue reading

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