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My Granddad always did the cooking and kept the backyard looking like a show garden. My Grandma tinkered with broken down radios and took care of the household repairs. To me that was just normal. Maybe the war showed them that men and women could take on any role they wanted to. I'm not sure. But they lived like a 'modern' couple, they found what worked for them and loved their life together. So I really don't think gender role reversal is a thing, it's more of whether you cave to societal expectations or not. For me, I plan to let my life and relationships flow. Why aren't men supposed to wear dresses? Why aren't women supposed to earn more than their spouse? What is it to you if I'm gay, bi, straight or trans? It's all just cultural baggage ...

By singtome, September 29, 2014.
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When male and female characters switch traditional gender roles. It is done for pragmatic reasons not sexual ones (it is not transvestitism nor is there sexual pleasure derived from the gender reversal). Most commonly this is used in comedies (Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Victor/Victoria) when characters disguise themselves as the opposite sex. It can be used for dramatics where characters don't dress up like the opposite sex but rather take on traditional gender roles in a heterosexual relationship (Sunset Boulevard).

By borednovelist, June 23, 2014.