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Letter from a femme to all butches, in honor of Butch Appreciation Day

I love you, every single one.

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You need to see this: A message from a butch to all femmes

I cried.

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femme: the “acceptable” lesbian?

In heteronormative society, is femme the “acceptable” type of lesbian? If there is any aspect of my lesbian identity that my parents are happy about, it’s the fact that I am femme (not that they are aware of that word). Their main concern upon my coming out was that I wouldn’t start “dressing like a […]

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Poem for a Monday Morning: Of Althea and Flaxie

“In 1943 Althea was a welder / very dark / very butch / and very proud”

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Troubles with the Dictionary: Defining Femme

Y’all – I’ve been having troubles with the dictionary. It all started when I was researching for the FAQ page. I wanted to know just how exactly “femme” is defined in our language, so I went right to the source – the Oxford English Dictionary. Now, as an English major, I’ve had many a run-in […]

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Featured Femme on a Mission: Jessie J

Hi y’all! Have you heard of Jessie J? She’s our next fearless femme on a mission! (Check out our other featured femmes here to catch up!)

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On labels being for jars

Recently in queer culture, I have noticed a trend towards a rejection of labels and an emphasis on fluidity of presentation and sexual identity.  From conversations I have had and articles I have read, it seems to me that this tendency stems from a desire to remain unfettered by stereotypes and identities that feel externally imposed […]

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