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butch

(bʊtʃ)
1. n. a physician. (Derogatory. From butcher.) The butch at the infirmary was no help at all.
2. mod. virile and masculine. (In a homosexual context.) Really, Clare. How butch!
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It turns out that one consequence of assuming a seven-day-a-week butch identity was that one could not work in ordinary women's jobs: butches in the 1950s, then, were confined to cab driving, bar tending, some types of factory work, or unemployment.
In the 1950s, working-class butches emulated masculine cultural models such as James Dean, Marlon Brando and Elvis Presley, with the Perry Como look for special occasions; fems tried to resemble Marilyn Monroe.
Although butches played the active role in lovemaking, the system differed markedly from heterosexual norms of the era.
I'm linking the dots between all of these moments in my life, and identifying my own history of admiring butches since childhood," she says.
It is perfectly fine, regardless of what anyone says or implies, for butches to go out with other butches, or femmes with femmes, or androgynous girls with butches or femmes, or any combination of genders, for that matter.
Desire is a murky, beautiful world," says Robyn Camarata, who calls herself one of the last standing stone butches.
the bois set an example for Chicana/o butches and all other butches out there.
Butches can love butches, femmes can love femmes and all of you nondeclared folks out there can go any which way but loose.
It also gets pretty slippery trying to assign stone butch identity to specific practices--you'll find your definition changes as soon as a few other stone butches join the conversation.
Did it ever occur to you that butches and femmes are just expressing their identity?
com/resources, where you'll find an excellent reading list and an amazing community of butches and femmes all in one fell swoop
If Turner wishes to make the show true to life, however, I suggest she realize that butches are a force to be reckoned with in the community, as well as a large part of the show's audience base.
i usually feel like i can be heard in a conversation amongst men/or butches.
I'm sure that there are tons of butches who would love to find such a treasure lurking beneath your smart skirt.
The film includes commentary by such lit-literary notables as Jewelle Gomez and Pat Califia, and also features a spirited discussion with two groups: butches talking reverently about their femme lovers and femmes sharing their understanding of the butch/femme dynamic.