Let’s Hear It for the Bois

I wrote about why androgyny is so attractive to me a while ago; today I’d like to revisit the concept and offer a little photographic evidence to support my hypothesis. Plus it seems to me that Saturday morning is as good an excuse as any to indulge in a little masculine-of-center eye candy!

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Who’s your favorite? I know mine is this girl:

The gf - I win ;)

What did you think of the collection? Who am I missing?

(Also, did you know that “bois” means woods in French? I was more than a little disappointed when I typed that into Google, expecting sexy ladies and all I got were a bunch of trees.)

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3 Comments on “Let’s Hear It for the Bois”

  1. August 6, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Ouch. Masculine-of-center is a little touchy right now. I can see that it works in this situation since not all of these people identify as butch, but I’m still smarting from the BUTCH Voices debacle.

    Also…Ivan E. Coyote, Sinclair Sexsmith, Hannah Blilie, k.d. lang, Syd Blakovich, Shine Louise Houston, Judith Butler

    • August 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #

      Oh man, Staci! Certainly didn’t mean to offend. Think I may have missed something. What is the Butch Voices debacle?

      This was a challenge bc I was going for “boi” which is an identity in itself, not necessarily butch, but of course it’s impossible to put a label on people if you don’t know how they identify. Ended up with probably a few butches in there but was specifically avoiding putting anyone I knew for sure identified as butch bc I was going for boi not butch. I love butches!! Don’t get me wrong. Just wasn’t the topic of this post.

      Really did not mean anything harmful, I promise! Please explain to me why “masculine-of-center” is ouch, and I will fix it if possible- offending people is never my intention!

  2. August 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Oh no you didn’t offend me! MOC isn’t offensive, just a touchy subject, at least for me. I’m working on a post about the fracture that occurred within BUTCH Voices. Basically, it came down to concerns over misogyny and ageism being disregarded, so some committee members left to form Butch Nation. The founders of BUTCH Voices decided to remove “butch” from the beginning of their mission statement and instead now use MOC, which I find ridiculous and hurtful to the butch community. It’s akin to the Femme Conference removing “femme” from the mission language but still calling it Femme Con.

    I realize gender identity labels are sticky. I think I was a little confused by the wording since masculine-of-center is typically an umbrella term which both boi and butch fit under. It’s also tricky because unless you hear it from the person themselves, you don’t know how they identify. (For example, I know several feminine queer women who absolutely do not identify as femme and get angry when misidentified as such.)

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