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drag is more than mere imitation

Forum: WMST-L
Date: 07/26/2001

On 07/26/2001 12:24 PM, Victoria Pasley wrote:

If a drag queen is imitating a woman then how can a woman dress up as a drag queen?? Isn't she just dressing in a steretypically feminine way??

Um, I think I'm pretty safe to say that anyone who thinks that drag queens are "imitating a woman" probably hasn't seen any drag shows. As RuPaul once said, "Look, 6-inch heels aren't women's shoes - they are drag queens' shoes."

Personally I don't have any problem calling a female who dresses like a drag queen a "drag queen" - who says that drag queens have to be male?

Emigrl (went to Gay90s in Mpls during NWSA in June)

-- * Putting the Emi back in Feminism since 1975.