“I get angry at myself for having feelings this big to begin with, and then I wrestle for a few hours with the unique mixture of self-loathing, rage, and sobbing.”
“If I wear my heart on my sleeve – and I do these days, much to the shock and dismay of a butch gone prematurely tender – then the sleeve itself is my masculinity.”
This is what the inside of my heart looks like.
There is a “New York Magazine” issue dedicated entirely to boning. Did you know? And guess what? It’s not entirely about heterosexuals in missionary position–there are so many more perspectives than that.
“I’m all about Lisa Frank right now because of what she means to my understanding of gender, sexuality, and the fluid nature of both.”
Fourteen of my absolute favorite boyshorts. Now we can all dress like the cast of Blue Crush!
“Butches & Femmes paved the way for tons of fantastic lesbians, radical queers, revolutionary feminists, and really awful (and awesome) hairstyles that came after them.”
“The questions quickly became, what is BDSM? And what is lesbian? I’m not sure I know the answer in general, but I figured out a context for this anthology to be born into, some parameters about kinks and fetishes and gender.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: What to expect when you’re expecting, and identify as a butch dyke.
You like pretty dresses but everyone always thinks you’re straight. Featuring: My Favorite Boots.
“I’m rather tired of people reacting with shock when they find out I dress the way I do and identify as a bottom.”
So many drop-dead-gorgeous queer models, actresses, musicians, etc to look at! If you don’t know, now you know, you femme-lovin’ lesbo.
WE’RE YOUR BEST GIRLFRIEND AND YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE
“Pariah: The Movie” is a hit at Sundance. It’s written/directed by queer women of color and it’s about queer women of color and THIS IS F*CKING AWESOME YOU GALS
Sometimes I wanna hug the internet for having things like this on it.
“I managed to convince her that it was the wad of $20s I had from selling books in my front left pocket (I dress left), and she radioed back that the “object had been identified” and let me go, but my hands did not stop shaking for a couple of hours.”
It’s time to nominate your favorite butches and learn new pronouns!
Butch Voices is this super awesome conference happening in LA this weekend, and Autostraddle thinks you should go. It’s all about unifying and discussing all the various rainbow of butch identities. Plus, there will be some super awesome people there. Seriously. Go.
What could be better than heaps of femmes in one place, you ask? If Fit for a Femme is one of them, that’s how. At FemmeCon 2010 this past weekend, she was, and she’s here to tell you all about the glittery, fabulous time she had there.
Rachel Maddow had long hair once. That’s right. You’ve seen the yearbook photo — she used to look like a Real Woman! (so says Senator Vitter). I’d tap that! (So says Buzzfeed). Whoa, y’all have some serious gender trouble going on. (Says us).