Date: 2010-05-14 09:31 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
It's like Tipping the Velvet but without the annoying acting!

Date: 2010-05-18 01:51 pm (UTC)
luce: (dita&scarlett)
From: [personal profile] luce
I'm still reading it but apart from the romantic plot, the insight into what might've been people's perception of gender roles and the whole construction of gender as a characterization, a socially sanctioned roleplay, is pretty good.

Date: 2010-05-18 11:34 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I haven't read it, just seen the mini-series. And the acting was rather annoying.

Date: 2010-05-14 10:34 pm (UTC)
mllesays: Holmes and Watson (sh // london duo)
From: [personal profile] mllesays
Oooh, thanks for the link!

Date: 2010-05-15 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spacefall
I recently posted an article by Ella Shields (Burlington Bertie) over on my LJ. The article is from the 1920s, but talks about the origins of Shields' career. It's an interesting account of consciously learning and performing 'maleness'. It fascinates me that people can go that far without (openly) questioning the 'natural' or unperformed status of gender (though presumably male impersonators would not have been born onto the stage without that perception of 'artificial' vs 'natural' gender.) Anyway, erm, it interests me. :)

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Date: 2010-06-04 04:13 am (UTC)
starlady: A woman in a sepia photograph wearing a military uniform (fight like a girl)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Wow, that article's quotations and descriptions could have come straight out of Vested Interests, right down to the "Chinese boxes" comment.



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