Episode 9: Dude Looks Like an Avon Lady

As we unpack this legend about a crossdressing assailant attacking a woman in her home, issues surrounding gender, violence, and safe spaces are bound to come up. In this episode we take a look at the history of people posing as members of the opposite sex and examine the lasting effects that old attitudes, fears, and prejudices have left on modern society. The damaging discourse of deviance surrounding issues of gender still shows up today, creating discrimination against the transgender community and the continued prevalence of violence against women. Who is really at risk here?

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Full Episode on iTunes 

Dude Looks Like an Avon Lady – Stream Full Episode 

Gender Identity in Children

Gender Identity Development – Spring 2011 – Opus

Transgender: Evidence on the biological nature of gender identity – Science Daily

 

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