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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION-1.1
INTRODUCTION-1.2
INTRODUCTION-1.3
INTRODUCTION-1.4
INTRODUCTION-1.5
INTRODUCTION-1.6
INTRODUCTION-1.7
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2
THE STUDY OF SEXUAL INVERSION
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-3
HISTORY-1-2-3-4
HISTORY-5
HISTORY-6
HISTORY-7-8
HISTORY-9
HISTORY-10-11-12
HISTORY-13-14
HISTORY-15
HISTORY-16-17-18-19
HISTORY-20
HISTORY-21 (begin)
HISTORY-21 (end)
HISTORY-22-23-24
HISTORY-25
HISTORY-26
HISTORY-27
HISTORY-28-29-30-31-32
HISTORY-33
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-3
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-4
HISTORY-34-35-36-37
HISTORY-38
HISTORY-39.1
HISTORY-39.2
HISTORY-39.3
HISTORY-39.4
FOOTNOTES
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-4
FOOTNOTES
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
CONCLUSIONS-1
CONCLUSIONS-2
CONCLUSIONS-3
CONCLUSIONS-4
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B-1
APPENDIX B-2-3-4
INDEX OF AUTHORS

fished and camped; she told stories with the best of them, and 

she did not flinch when the talk grew strong. She even chewed 

tobacco." Girls began to fall in love with the good-looking boy 

at an early period, and she frequently boasted of her feminine 

conquests; with one girl who worshipped her there was a question 

of marriage. On account of lack of education she was restricted 

to manual labor, and she often chose hard work. At one time she 

became a boiler-maker's apprentice, wielding a hammer and driving 

in hot rivets. Here she was very popular and became local 

secretary of the International Brotherhood of Boiler-makers. In 

physical development she was now somewhat of an athlete. "She 

could outrun any of her friends on a sprint; she could kick 

higher, play baseball, and throw the ball overhand like a man, 

and she was fond of football. As a wrestler she could throw most 

of the club members." The physician who examined her for an 

insurance policy remarked: "You are a fine specimen of physical 

manhood, young fellow. Take good care of yourself." Finally, in a 

moment of weakness, she admitted her sex and returned to the 

garments of womanhood. 

 

In London, in 1912, a servant-girl of 23 was charged in the Acton 

Police Court with being "disorderly and masquerading," having 

assumed man's clothes and living with another girl, taller and 

more handsome than herself, as husband and wife. She had had 

slight brain trouble as a child, and was very intelligent, with a 

too active brain; in her spare time she had written stories for 

magazines. The two girls became attached through doing Christian 

social work together in their spare time, and resolved to live as 

husband and wife to prevent any young man from coming forward. 

The "husband" became a plumber's mate, and displayed some skill 

at fisticuffs when at length discovered by the "wife's" brother. 

Hence her appearance in the Police Court. Both girls were sent 

back to their friends, and situations found for them as 

day-servants. But as they remained devoted to each other 

arrangements were made for them to live together. 

 

Another case that may be mentioned is that of Cora Anderson, "the 

man-woman of Milwaukee," who posed for thirteen years as a man, 

and during that period lived with two women as her wives without 

her disguise being penetrated. (Her "Confessions" were published 

in the _Day Book_ of Chicago during May, 1914.) 

 

It would be easy to bring forward other cases. A few instances of 

marriage between women will be found in the _Alienist and 

Neurologist_, Nov., 1902, p. 497. In all such cases more or less 

fraud has been exercised. I know of one case, probably unique, in 

which the ceremony was gone through without any deception on any 

side: a congenitally inverted Englishwoman of distinguished 

intellectual ability, now dead, was attached to the wife of a 

clergyman, who, in full cognizance of all the facts of the case, 

privately married the two ladies in his own church. 

 

When they still retain female garments, these usually show some traits of 

masculine simplicity, and there is nearly always a disdain for the petty 

feminine artifices of the toilet. Even when this is not obvious, there are 

all sorts of instinctive gestures and habits which may suggest to female 

acquaintances the remark that such a person "ought to have been a man." 

The brusque, energetic movements, the attitude of the arms, the direct 

speech, the inflexions of the voice, the masculine straightforwardness and 

sense of honor, and especially the attitude toward men, free from any 

suggestion either of shyness or audacity, will often suggest the 

underlying psychic abnormality to a keen observer. 

 

In the habits not only is there frequently a pronounced taste for smoking 

cigarettes, often found in quite feminine women, but also a decided taste 

and toleration for cigars. There is also a dislike and sometimes 

incapacity for needlework and other domestic occupations, while there is 

often some capacity for athletics. 


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