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22nd Mar '17 11:12:19 AM LadyEvil
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* Dr. Margaret Bulkley disguised herself as a man named James Barry and became a doctor 50 years before women were officially allowed to study medicine in Britain. She successfully performed one of the first Caesarians and continued the ruse until her death.
8th Mar '17 10:36:03 AM Mhazard
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milunka_Savi%C4%87 Milunka Savic]], a Serbian war heroine from UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, was a rather awesome subversion of this trope. She joined the Serbian Army during the Second Balkan War in the place of her brother after he was drafted, and served with distinction until she was wounded in combat and her gender was revealed to the attending doctors. Her commanding officer wanted to transfer her to the [[StayInTheKitchen nursing division]], but she responded that she only wanted serve as a combatant. The officer said he'd think it over; one hour he granted her request. Yes, she was such a bonafide badass that the military ''literally couldn't waste her as nurse''. According to some sources, her subsequent career in WWI may have made her the most decorated female combatant ''of all time''.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milunka_Savi%C4%87 org/wiki/Milunka_Savic Milunka Savic]], a Serbian war heroine from UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, was a rather awesome subversion of this trope. She joined the Serbian Army during the Second Balkan War in the place of her brother after he was drafted, and served with distinction until she was wounded in combat and her gender was revealed to the attending doctors. Her commanding officer wanted to transfer her to the [[StayInTheKitchen nursing division]], but she responded that she only wanted serve as a combatant. The officer said he'd think it over; one hour he granted her request. Yes, she was such a bonafide badass that the military ''literally couldn't waste her as nurse''. According to some sources, her subsequent career in WWI may have made her the most decorated female combatant ''of all time''.
23rd Feb '17 6:27:02 AM LondonKdS
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* The medieval legend of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan Pope Joan]], supposedly a woman who disguised herself as a man to enter the Catholic priesthood and rose high enough to become Pope. Allegedly she was discovered when she went into labour during a religious occasion, and either died in childbirth or was executed for her masquerade. It was widely believed to be true for centuries, even by figures within the Church.
21st Feb '17 11:43:14 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Merik initially thinks that Cam is a girl who masquerades as a boy so that she could enlist in the Navy. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be the case, as Cam's a transgender boy.]]


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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Merik initially thinks that Cam is a girl who masquerades as a boy so that she could enlist in the Navy. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be the case, as Cam's a transgender boy.]]
21st Feb '17 11:37:28 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Merik initially thinks that Cam is a girl who masquerades as a boy so that she could enlist in the Navy. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be the case, as Cam's a transgender boy.]]
11th Feb '17 9:06:02 AM maelleofthepumpkins
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* In ''Manga/Classi9'', Ren has to pass as a boy named Rentarou to keep studying music in [[OneGenderSchool Melite]]. Except for Mozart, who led her there and ended up becoming her SecretKeeper, no one is allowed to know about her gender, or they will both be expelled.
8th Feb '17 4:11:11 AM LentilSandEater
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7th Feb '17 7:05:54 AM DaibhidC
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* "Jack", in the ''Deathwatch'' comic strip by Creator/PaulCornell (Elizabethan ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''), is quite clearly a girl wearing a false moustache to work as an actor. And, inevitably, [[RecursiveCrossDressing ends up playing Helen of Troy]] in ''{{Faust}}''. Surprisingly, while the FishOutOfTemporalWater acts as OnlySaneMan to the MedievalMorons in just about every other respect, this is the one point where he has a blind spot as well.

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* "Jack", in the ''Deathwatch'' comic strip by Creator/PaulCornell (Elizabethan ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''), is quite clearly a girl wearing a false moustache to work as an actor. And, inevitably, [[RecursiveCrossDressing ends up playing Helen of Troy]] in ''{{Faust}}''.''Theatre/{{Faust}}''. Surprisingly, while the FishOutOfTemporalWater acts as OnlySaneMan to the MedievalMorons in just about every other respect, this is the one point where he has a blind spot as well.
26th Jan '17 5:26:13 PM DrFraud
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* In the comedy ''A Servant of Two Masters,'' one of the "masters" is a woman disguised as her own brother, trying to find her beloved - who is the other one.



* Bertolt Brecht's ''Theatre/TheGoodPersonOfSzechwan'', Shen Te has to dress as his fictional (male) cousin Shui Ta, in order to get respect from her clients.

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* In Bertolt Brecht's ''Theatre/TheGoodPersonOfSzechwan'', Shen Te has to dress as his her fictional (male) cousin Shui Ta, in order to get respect from her clients.
20th Jan '17 1:27:59 AM meanmetalmario
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* In ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'', Eloise, as part of a convoluted revenge plot, infiltrates a high school along with her girlfriend Nadine under the guise of two new students. She wasn't happy to find out that Nadine, [[ItAmusedMe for her own amusement]], gave her a male fake identity.
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