Butch lesbian dating
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There is debate about to whom the terms butch and femme can apply, and particularly whether transgender individuals can be identified in this way.
For example, Jack Halberstam argues that FTM transgender persons cannot be considered butch since it constitutes a conflation of maleness with butchness.
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Research in the 1990s in the United States showed that "95% of lesbians are familiar with butch/femme codes and can rate themselves or others in terms of those codes, and yet the same percentage feels that butch/femme was 'unimportant in their lives The word femme is taken from the French word for woman.
The word butch, meaning "masculine", may have been coined by abbreviating the word butcher, as first noted in George Cassidy's nickname, Butch Cassidy.
She’s never going to pass for being a straight woman. Yes she’s gorgeous, if you like her type, and she always shows up in the dress, heels, makeup, her hair done, jewelry and accessorized to the max. There’s a term for that and it’s FTM transgender person. She’s someone who probably wanted to be a boy as a young girl but grew out of it to loving her female body and how it feels to connect to a woman as a woman. The butch-femme dynamic was a very typical kind of couple a generation or two ago.
You don’t think she’s a guy (though many butch women get mistaken for being guys!
), but she’s definitely not feminine in her appearance or attitudes. A butch lesbian identifies as strong and able to do lots of things that require physical ability.
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