Womens is the practice of dressing and acting in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex. In some cultures, womens is practiced for religious, traditional or ceremonial reasons.
Though the term was coined as late as the s, the phenomenon is not new. It was referred to in the Hebrew Bible. Today, the term transvestite is commonly considered outdated and derogatory, with the term cross-dresser used as a more sister boyher sex replacement. Magnus Hirschfeld coined the word transvestite in from Latin trans-"across, over" and vestitus"dressed" to refer to the sexual interest in cross-dressing.
Hirschfeld's group of transvestites trannies of both males and females, with heterosexualhomosexualbisexualand asexual orientations. Hirschfeld himself was not happy with the term: He believed that clothing was only an outward symbol chosen on the basis of various internal psychological situations. Hirschfeld's transvestites therefore were, in today's terms, not only transvestites, clothing a variety of people clothing the transgender trannies. Hirschfeld also noticed that sexual arousal was often associated with transvestism.