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  1. says:

    I've been looking for stories like these for a long time I'm glad I finally found the time to read them I would love for there to be an ebook version someday so this text could reach a wider audience Here are some

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    This has some issues and not just due to its age

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    Crucial to the femme butch history this anthology is diverse incredible and well written

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    I've never felt any affinity with a butch or femme label but to my surprise I loved this There is a great variety of talented voices captured here in a variety of prose and poetry fiction and notI recently read a lesbian history book and reading an overview of all the lesbian cultures that sprang up throughout the years made me tired For the most part the cultures came off as exhausting and restrictive But this book shed a differ

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    Some of my favorite pieces from this for my referenceGayle Rubin Of Calamities and Kings Reflections on butch gender and boundariesPat Califa Diagnostic Tests'Bonni Barringer When Butches CryRecollecting History Renaming Lives Femme Stigma and the Feminist 70s and 80sRita Laporte The Butch Femme uestionBarbara Smith The Dance of Masks

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    Very good history of the butchfemme dynamicobviously a bit out of date for current dynamicsbut we should all know the stories of those who came before us

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    MUST READ without a doubt my favorite ButchFemme book a beautiful and powerful anthology that has held up to the test of time core to a ButchFemme literary cannon

  9. says:

    As an anthology this was naturally a mixed bag some very good bits and some uite dire Overall though I think it is both enjoyable and important reading My favourite was Of Catamites and Kings Reflections on butch gender and boundaries by Gayle Rubin

  10. says:

    Wish I had a physical copy so I could go through and highlight all the thought provoking gut punching affirming passages

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Ies Homosexualit Some of my favorite pieces from this for my referenceGayle Rubin Of Calamities and Kings Reflections on butch gender and boundariesPat Califa Diagnostic Tests Bonni Barringer When Butches CryRecollecting History Renaming Lives Femme Stigma and the Feminist 70s and 80sRita Laporte The Butch Femme uestionBarbara Smith The Dance of Masks

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Gay Lesbian Stud I ve been looking for stories like these for a long time I m glad I finally found the time to read them I would love for there to be an ebook version someday so this text could reach a wider audience Here are some uotes that jumped out at meAfter I left home my brother found out that I hung out in the Starlet Lounge and he and his friends used to come and taunt us There was nothing that could be done about that because that s what the bars were that s where they made their money with the tourists coming to look at the ueers We were only a small part of the population of the bar actually we were the sideshow No wonder we all did drugs and stuff I didn t acknowledge to myself that I was part of a sideshow and that I was on display but that was exactly what it was Doris Lunden 117Many of today s feminist see us as ahistorical as if we are stuck in a time and never change as if we are a bad fifties thing But I am always learning about this way of loving I have changed in the last twenty years Now I want to incorporate into my femmeness my new layers of experience I want to be the best of our desire without apologizing for it and I want us to know our own history Butch and femme can change and grow Joan Nestle 265Being a butch has been the most troublesome and delicious experience of my life Being butch like being a woman a lesbian having a soul is not something I can dismiss I believe butches are born not made Since this is my birthright I choose to glory in it When I comb my hair back and strut out my front door being butch is my hallelujah Jeanne Cordova 272 The main justification for invalidating butch femme is that it s an imitation of heterosexual roles and therefore not a genuine lesbian model One is tempted to react by saying So what but the charge encompasses than betrayal of an assumed fixed and true lesbian culture Implicit in the accusation is the denial of cultural agency to lesbians of the ability to shape and reshape symbols into new meanings of identification Plagiarism as the adage goes is basic to all culture Lyndall MacCowan 321My life has taught me that touch is never to be taken for granted that a woman reaching for my breasts or parting my legs is never a common thing that her fingers finding me and her tongue taking me are not mysterious acts to be hidden away but all of it the embraces the holdings on the moans the words of want are acts of sunlight Joan Nestle 486

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Y Women's Studie Very good history of the butchfemme dynamicobviously a bit out of date for current dynamicsbut we should all know the stories of those who came before us