Swedish actor Alicia Vikander is styled in a spring 2016 print frenzy by Tonne Goodman. Alicia is riding a high wave after being nominated for two Golden Globes for her performances in 'Ex Machina' and 'The Danish Girl'.
Alicia plays Gerda, wife to artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) as s(he) prepares to undergo one of the earliest sex-change operations.
Eddie Redmayne (l) and Alicia Vikander (r) in 'The Danish Girl'
'The Danish Girl': Venice Review David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter
Review: 'The Danish Girl', About a Transgender Pioneer AO Scott for New York Times
The Danish Girl -- An Opportunity Lost Erica Koppler for Huffington Post
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To you, what does it mean to be a woman and how have your ideas about that evolved?
Ohhh, that is something. I got to the point where every day I was living authentically, but what does all this mean? What does this thing that you have had in your head for so many years, mean? It’s more than makeup and clothes and all that other stuff. And what is that? I’m working on that. There’s still a lot to learn about being a woman. Honestly, I started getting books, started reading on all that kind of stuff. Have I come up with an answer? Not even close.
What Is a Woman? Michelle Goldberg for The New Yorker Aug. 4, 2014
The dispute began more than forty years ago, at the height of the second-wave feminist movement. In one early skirmish, in 1973, the West Coast Lesbian Conference, in Los Angeles, furiously split over a scheduled performance by the folksinger Beth Elliott, who is what was then called a transsexual. Robin Morgan, the keynote speaker, said:
I will not call a male “she”; thirty-two years of suffering in this androcentric society, and of surviving, have earned me the title “woman”; one walk down the street by a male transvestite, five minutes of his being hassled (which he may enjoy), and then he dares, he dares to think he understands our pain? No, in our mothers’ names and in our own, we must not call him sister.