This concept has been called a "way to organize sexual relationships and gender and sexual identity". This article possibly contains original research. I have met more butches that are pillow queens than I have femmes. Emma December 6, at 6: 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. Often thought of as demure, submissive creatures, many, if not all femmes and lipstick lesbians are quite strong, independent women. She sees herself competing with guys like a tomboy does and looks more masculine than feminine in appearance.
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Simply dressing and grooming for a butch woman can be a political statement—she is saying that the socially constructed version of womanhood does not define her. At that time, the bar culture was very much into roles and most women were pressured to choose either butch or femme. Rights and legal issues. This all makes the greater lesbian community seen kind of sexist and disgusting. She has likely experienced her fair share of negativity at the cost of being true to herself. Her butch haircut alone removes her from the category. Your labels are archaic at best.