Etymology[ edit edit source ] The origin of the word "butch" is uncertain. The word butch, meaning "masculine", may have been coined by abbreviating the word butcher, as first noted in George Cassidy's nickname, Butch Cassidy. A masculine person of any gender can be described as butch, even though it is more common to use the term towards females with more masculine Crescent OK cheating wives.
It is not uncommon for women with a butch appearance to face harassment or violence. For example, Custar women topless theorist Jack Halberstam argues that transgender men cannot be considered butch, since it constitutes a conflation of maleness with butchness. He further argues that butch—femme is uniquely geared to work in lesbian relationships. On the other hand, the writer Jewelle Gomez muses that butch and femme women in the earlier twentieth century may have been expressing their closeted transgender identity.
Instead, they argue that gender is socially and historically constructed, rather than essential, "natural", or biological.
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The historian Joan Nestle argues that femme and butch may be seen as distinct genders in and of themselves. There are differences, particularly in how conventional manhood and masculinity involve conformity, whereas the MOGII qualities of butch make it subversive. Butch gender expression through clothing doesn't follow the rules for how to dress conventionally Anybody want me to be their whore male or masculine, and in some ways is intentionally different.
Butch clothing doesn't look the same as conventional men's wear.
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See the main article about these clothing differences. Masculinity is different than maleness. Butches are different than transgender men.
In doing so, these women — and butches who don't identify as women That same year, the writer Leslie Feinberg published “Stone Butch Blues,” a now about the nebulous boundaries between butch and trans identity. Butch women aren't men—except for the ones who transition to male, Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, is as much about trans issues as. A soft butch, or stem (stud-fem), is a lesbian who exhibits some stereotypical butch traits without Soft butch women might want to have a more passive role sexually or romantically in their relationships, which is generally Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities.
Although transgender men were ased female at birth or sometimes intersexand some identified as Naughty utah girls before recognizing that they were trans men, the difference is that butch lesbians generally identify as women, and feel attracted to women, whereas trans men identify as men, and may or may Fayette IA sexy women feel attracted to women.
Transgender butches[ edit edit source ] While the term "transgender butch" could apply to a masculine trans person, regardless of gender ased at birththe term is often used in a more specific sense to describe a person who was ased female at birth, has a masculine gender expression, and experiences gender dysphoria while identifying as butch rather than male or another gender.
Transgender butches may identify as genderqueer or nonbinary ; some claim butch as a specific nonbinary identity.
Transgender butches may also Seeking personal pussy eater as lesbians or dykes independently of their gender identity. A similar term is "stone butch", which describes a butch who prefers to avoid genital stimulation in sexual settings, sometimes due to gender dysphoria.
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Other terms[ edit edit source ] Some women in lesbian communities eschew butch or femme classifications, believing that they are inadequate to describe an individual, or that labels are limiting in and of themselves. Other Webcam chy mature old wife sex within the LGBT community have tailored the common labels to be more descriptive, such as "soft stud," "hard butch," "gym queen," or "tomboy femme.
In the s and s, the term chi-chi was used to mean the same thing.
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The meanings of these terms vary and can evolve over time. A butch woman may be described as a "stone butch", "diesel dyke"  "bulldyke", "bull bitch" or "bulldagger"  or simply just as a " dyke ".
The term boi is typically used by younger LGBT women. Defining the difference between a butch and a boi, one boi told a reporter: "that sense of play - that's a big difference from being a butch. To me, butch is like an adult You're the man of the house. Lesbians who are unisex and neither butch nor femme are called "androgynous" or "andros". A stud is a dominant lesbian, usually butch.
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But Peddle says Ladies seeking sex tonight WA Colfax 99111 today, very young lesbians of color in New York are creating a new, insular scene that's largely cut off from the rest of the gay and lesbian community.
In relation to gender, a femme lesbian named Rachel Tessler wrote in that "some stone butches are almost beyond butch. They're almost in a kind of territory between genders, beyond being women. I think some stone butches Soft butch trans women really women, in the way that they think about people. Soft butch is on the spectrum of butch, as are stone butch and masculine, whereas on the contrary, ultra fem, high femme, and lipstick lesbian are some labels on the spectrum of lesbians with a more prominent expression of femininity, also known as femmes.
Soft butches generally appear androgynousrather than adhering to strictly feminine or masculine norms and gender identities. Soft butch women might want to have a more passive role sexually or romantically in their relationships, which is generally associated with feminine sexual behavior.
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Conversely, stone butches are less fluid in their sexuality and do not want to receive sexual contact from their sexual partners.