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Instead, the butch and femme
represent an attachment to their preferred gender performativity as experienced in behaviour, appearance and a preferred desire towards an opposing gender performativity.
It is unclear why Hunter's otherwise meticulous research did not uncover contemporary scholarship on butch and femme
identities and couples.
The re-emergence has led to the development of a recent research literature on butch and femme
genders (Levitt & Hiestand, 2005).
The meanings of both butch and femme
(the term butch is often paired with) vary according to historical period, as well as class, racial, and ethnic contexts.
of working-class butch and femme
lesbians by middle-class feminists
Both designs have been modeled by butch and femme
lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer-identified folk.
In a study, we assumed that the importance of butch and femme
roles for lesbians seeking a relationship would be reflected in the content of these ads.
Among the titles profiled were lesbian activist Joan Nestle's The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader, which arrived on the cusp of a widespread reevaluation and embrace of butch and femme
identities, and Essex Hemphill's Ceremonies, a now-classic work exploring Hemphill's own life as a black gay HIV-positive man.
She introduces her stories in the context of analyses of many of the hot feminist topics of the past quarter century - boy children in women's space, birth control and women's health, butch and femme
, AIDS and lesbian safer sex, menopause, Camille Paglia.
All along, ever since the advent of butch and femme
, lesbians have been compartmentalizing bits and pieces of masculinity, not because they feel beholden to straight culture or obliged to imitate it but because lesbians of all varieties have grown up admiring (cryptically) the male virtues--whether the bodily or the cultural ones--and have found ways of incorporating them into an all-female culture.
But dyed-in-the-wool lesbian filmmakers are making movies where it's hard to pigeonhole identifiers like lesbian, butch and femme
I don't relate to butch and femme
, but I find it really interesting," she muses.
I'm tired of people saying that butch and femme
A SELF-TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER KNOWN FOR HER WORK IN BUTCH and Femme
, Nothing But the Girl and elsewhere, Parminder Sekhon has worked since the mid-1990s with the Naz Project, an HIV and AIDS network based in West London.