Gender Bending Merriment

“As far as I’m concerned, being any gender is a drag.”  Patti Smith

It used to be that what made a boy a boy and a girl a girl in terms of dressing was clearly defined.  Luckily for us, that is no longer the case.  I say luckily because having to conform to socially constructed notions of dressing is boring.  And variety is the spice of life, no?  These days, women dressing as men and men dressing as women is no big deal (or at least, not as big a deal as it used to be) as the lines between genders blur more and more.

There are all kinds of things concerning gender that one could say about Vancouver-based Hana Pesut’s ongoing “Switcheroo” project.  But I won’t bore you with all that.  Think what you will about them.  Mostly these photographs are just hilarious.  What is particularly interesting about them is how comfortable the couples look.  Perhaps there is a cross-dresser in all of us, just waiting to be set free?

You can get the full deal and more on Ms. Pesut’s website.  Check it out–you won’t be disappointed.  In the meantime, here are a few of my personal favorites.

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Until soon,

E

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About wanderingmuses31

We are both from the USA, and now we live in Thessaloniki, Greece. We are friends with similar interests and hobbies - namely photography and all things aesthetically pleasing and lots of laughter. We don't claim to know about a lot of things, but hope that you find inspiration in some of the things that inspire us. Thanks.
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2 Responses to Gender Bending Merriment

  1. Auburn says:

    Interesting. What was funny to me was not so much gender, but how often they seem to be dressed for different events – in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10, for example, the girls seem more semi-formal while the guys are functional, like going camping versus to a garden party. And as much as I wish I could agree that ” women dressing as men and men dressing as women is no big deal,” I’m pretty sure any of those guys walking down the street in a dress would receive a LOT more attention than the women in a tie. Definitely an interesting concept – thanks for sharing!

    • True. I guess I was thinking more that women can get away with the androgynous look these days. Men can pull off certain styles traditionally worn by women, but a man in a dress would definitely get a lot of attention.

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