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In the 18th and 19th centuries it was common practice for a man to wear make-up; in nature the male animal is normally more brightly coloured and marked than the female. So why do people call men that wear make-up 'queer'? I blame this attitude on the Victorians and parents in the 1930s who stereotyped their children.' A middle-aged woman came up to me and gave me a scathing look.
" You oughtn't to wear those stockings," she declared to the whole world. " They make you look like a servant... Young people shouldn wear them." '
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