Conversely, some men have cross-dressed to escape from mandatory military service or as a disguise to assist in political or social protest, as men did in the Rebecca Riots.
Undercover journalism may require cross-dressing, as with Norah Vincent's project Self-Made Man.
Nevertheless, many cultures around the world still prohibit women from wearing trousers or other traditionally male clothing.
Some people cross-dress as a matter of comfort or style, out of personal preference for clothing associated with the opposite sex.
For example, the male might wear skirts or lingerie and/or the female will wear boxers or other male clothing.