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This paper explores how and why three British trans-women, who were biologically male when they watched The Avengers in 1962-1964, engaged in self-directed learning while modeling part of their new female identity on the character of Dr. Cathy Gale.

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Learning Empowerment, Resistance and Female Identity Development from Popular Television: Trans-women Tell Stories of Trans-formation

This paper explores how and why three British trans-women, who were biologically male when they watched The Avengers in 1962-1964, engaged in self-directed learning while modeling part of their new female identity on the character of Dr. Cathy Gale.