Clothes Do Not Make the Man


On our way home, Lauren told me she talked to another woman at the Halloween party who went on and on about wishing to be a man for a day. The other woman just wanted to know what it felt like to penetrate. I didn’t like for the idea of a man to be condensed to only a penis, nor do I find it especially funny to wear a skirt or a wig or fake breasts, because none of those alone makes a woman. I can’t explain what makes a woman like I can’t explain why I love Lauren. I can just continue to be ridiculous with her as we dress up.

Over at the Hairpin, Chris Wiewiora shares his experience dressing up, for Halloween and otherwise.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →