Elite Gender Inversion is very much linked to social status and hierarchy and one of the countries that still perpetuate tradition in an important way is England and the British Monarchy. Ever since the order of the Garter was created in 1348 (by Edward III) the ruler of the Commonwealth Empire reward and honor both nobility and minor nobility.
If the Elite do practice inversion, it stands to reason that new members of the Nobility would be compatible with the criteria of gender inversion. Minor nobility is not inherited but attributed on merit, and British knights are distinguished from the commoners by the use of “Dame” and “Sir”. The origin of knighthood was to honor service to the monarch in a military capacity, and today these distinctions have a broader application while still referring to labour in favor of the Monarchy.
To become a Knight or Dame is a definite sign of being part of the Elite, and also proof of who is in the Royal British club or not. If the Elite do practice inversion, it stands to reason that new members would also respect such criteria.
The latest Honors lists were distributed this New Year Eve, and the 2017 honors have so far been given to 34 Gentlemen (Sir’s) and 14 Dames.
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Dame Anna Wintour – Chief Editor Vogue & Condé Nast
Knighthood (Lady) for services to fashion and journalism
*EGI forum entry here