Gender and internet dating
Contrast with Rule 63 and Gender Flip, two tropes generally related to "alternate" versions of characters who, In-Universe, have had the "opposite" gender from what the audience would expect.She's a Man in Japan is basically "Gender Flip via Localization," where Executive Meddling results in a character's sex being changed to meet the perceived needs of another market.When I tell them I don’t do that, they ask if I can direct them to any therapist who won’t just affirm and greenlight their child for medical transition.
Note that the definition of "gender" being used here (and in most TV Tropes trope names) refers to both a character's and their gender identity with the female version of the character almost always being more extensively gender-coded than the male version. Finally, in accordance with the aforementioned Laws, as well as certain demographic reasons, male-to-female changes are more likely than female-to-male ones, and the rare female-to-male ones are usually less susceptible to the Three Laws of Gender Bending.Halfway between Lady Looks Like a Dude and Dude Looks Like a Lady is a character who in some way defies the conventions of male and female, and no-one can decide which side, if any, the character actually belongs on.Lots of subterfuge always follows, as everyone follows them around to try and determine their gender once and for all.If a man and a woman bodies, it's a variant of "Freaky Friday" Flip.Male-to-female transformations tend to vastly outnumber the opposite when this trope is in play. It might be Played for Laughs, Played for Drama, or even played for horror if Loss of Identity or an unusual amount of Squick is involved.