I was hoping that, by overgeneralizing things, I would open the door for others to join in and comment their thoughts on these labels — and I appreciate your idea that this was a shallow list. Take me to the best restaurant and the most expensive show! Please delete the quoted material if it falls outside of fair use. These were the terms they asked me to describe myself as. San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press. It is a photo of a butch and femme couple and is eminently suited to be displayed in this article. About half of what you read sticks with you and what you hear goes in one ear and out the other. The 1950s saw the rise of a new generation of butches who refused to live double lives and wore butch attire full-time, or as close to full-time as possible.
She should be told that she does not and her private prejudices must not be allowed. Truly, butch women may be into cars, or sports, or even construction trades. Both tomboy style and butch style are subversions of gendered expectations. It throws around a lot of theories without giving any context to allow the reader to understand how significant or widely accepted the theories are. Androgyne—You are the best of both worlds, and have absolutely no feeling of being either femme or butch. You prefer same-gender friends over opposite gender friends. The dismissal of femmes as illegitimate or invisible also happens within the queer community itself, which creates the push for femmes to self-advocate as an empowered identity not inherently tied to butches.
Wave someone down to help you cos you have no idea what else to do! Feminist Butch—You are the social fighter, the radical for justice, the one who will get the job done. You take the direct approach to problems, often flying in head first without looking — this at times gets you in a flustering situation, but you are adept at digging yourself out of it. Lipstick Lesbian—You are the wild side of the traditional feminine image. Unless a site has lots of information on a topic not present already on a linked page -- and a site that advertises itself as dating site has most probably not -- it does not belong in the Wikipedia. The terms were founded in lesbian communities in the twentieth century.
Although butch—femme wasn't the only organizing principle among lesbians in the mid-20th century, it was particularly prominent in the working-class lesbian bar culture of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, where butch—femme was the norm, while butch—butch and femme—femme relationships were taboo. You read a lot, and a varied assortment of genres, enjoying cartoons as much as heavy psych drama. The butch-femme dynamic was a very typical kind of couple a generation or two ago. You like money in the savings and a retirement plan in place. Queering the Pinup: History, Femmes, and Brooklyn.
Extreme Femmes annoy you and Extreme Butches scare you. . I thought that was what coming out was all about. Lesbian separatists such as argued that all forms of masculinity, including masculine butch women, were negative and harmful to women. Tomboy and butch are all about age and style.
You are meticulous about your appearance, requiring high standards of yourself, never going out wrinkled. In the 1970s, the development of lesbian feminism pushed butch-femme roles out of popularity. They tend to be influenced by urban and cultures and are often, but not always, Afro-American. You have transgender butches who are still female but do not identify as woman. Femmes still combat the invisibility their presentation creates and assert their sexuality through their femininity. At the far-masculine end, we have the butch lesbians: The ones who look and act like men.
New York: Harrington Park Press. I think this line should be changed or removed. Should the article be edited to describe this synonym? I like the term Lipstick Stone Butch for myself. Butch, as I understand the term, originally described a masculine woman, and now describes a whole range of gender expressions, typically masculine of center. So not real lesbian life, guys! You love to flirt with femmes, and take on other butches as very close, dear buddies, occasionally romancing them.
In clothing you go for the practical, not always bothering with the concept of neatness if that interferes with comfort or the time it takes to get dressed. A little cold never hurt nobody. We'd like to thank, bless, bow to, express our kudos to and worship our net friend who offered free use of his server and wrote the perl script to enable automated scoring! My attention was only just drawn to the article today, but I am happy to revise it, including input from both butches and femmes I know who have also expressed an interest in helping. Unless there is a really good reason. That makes it a very misleading illustration for this article. Butch embraces femme and vice versa.
This was especially true in relation to the butch identity, as the organization felt that the variant gender identities and expressions developed within the lesbian community were preventing what the Daughters of Bilitus perceived to be the goal of the homophile movement, lesbian assimilation and acceptance into a heterosexual society. You prefer to seek aid rather than solve your problems on your own, and prefer to give aid rather than to encourage someone to stand on their own feet. I believe that this article promotes and expresses outdated versions of the words butch and femme that do not include modern concepts of queer gender theory. You are stubborn and proud, but can be convinced to change if the arguments is sound. Your home is neat, very clean, and tastefully decorated.