So I was on the Diana Cage Show on Sirius Radio Friday, and we had a talk about how many lesbians do not like to be called "butch". When I referred to my last girlfriend as butch for the first time, she cried.
I personally think female masculinity is perhaps the HOTTEST THING EVER, but I'm interested to hear what you all think. Do you like the term? Are you comfortable being called "butch"?
Below: a more butch version of myself. I prefer high heels.
Well I'm far from being butch but I have a lot of friends who are and they quite like the term. But like most things it's ok as long as it's not used offensively. I don't like the word 'dyke' and find it much more offensive that 'butch'.
Haha it's weird how different people prefer totally different things. I wouldn't be offended if someone called me butch or dyke as long as they don't mean it to be offensive but I don't know which I actually prefer.
As for me, I'm seriously neither butch nor femme.. I switch radically depending on how I'm feeling that day :P
Seriously... this is me on a more girly day
And this is me on a day like today
Huge difference :P Tomorrow I'll probably go girly again... but I'm never too girly.. I'm not much into dresses/ high heels/ makeup. I prefer a hoodie, jeans and sneakers anyday!
Hmm. I don't see anything wrong with the term "butch lesbian." I, myself, am not one. My friend Jesse refers to me as "semi-femmy" which I have come to love. My taste in clothing leans a bit towards andro I suppose, but I never leave the house without a full face of makeup, so...
I love the term butch because it describes most of the women I'm attracted to. Its a somewhat dated term now in a way ( mean, it did come from Polari), but I think it should still be embraced. And come on! Who didn't/doesn't love The Butchies!!!!
I used to play around at being a butch lezzy, then i got with a gurl who was soooooooo much more Butch., she identified with the Boi within, and me oh my, "holly shit' Bring that on, again and again and again. lol.
Ive been referred too as a 'diesel femme' on a number of occasions i'm starting to dig it.
for a while when i was younger i felt so confused,i felt the pressure to 'know what i was' thankfully now, with a few lovers and experiences under the belt ive realized Butch, boi, dyke, lezzy ,lezbo, v licker. all means the same to me.
i love the term... its always fit with my melting pot of identity... i see butch meaning a very masculine appearing female bodied individual, with the attitude that some could also consider masculine... its just another subcategory of what it means to be a lesbian, and to most it can mean a lot, or nothing at all... and all it really is, is just another word...
i call my lady a baby butch cause she is 7 years my jr and she is a lil bit softer butch i myself have never realy identified as butch or femme realy more a lil of both all i know for sure is i love women i like femmes, butch, whatever as long as you have a good sense of humor and a good heart... what can i say i love boobies and puss lol
you are sexy no matter what jincey. My idol.. my hero... Seriously though i hate labels, so im not to fond of the label butch, i guess because of what society has portrayed it to be etc.. but, call me what ever you like, amonng friends ( lesbian) i dont care what the label, but if you are doing it in a harrassing hate type scenario, (straight people) then i have a problem and will act the butch role if need to
If I considered myself to be butch, I certainly wouldn't mind being referred to as such. But it does bother me when someone thinks I am butch because I decided to get my hair cut really short about a year ago. And I actually get that a lot. When my hair was long, I never got that from people (except when I would wear a hat, then I was called butch again. lol).
I am very much in tune with my masculinity, as well as my femininity. I don't think one really weighs over the other. And I'm very transparent about that. I suppose I am much more pleased when someone looks at me and thinks, "hmm,..well, I wouldn't know how to label her". To that thought I say, "wonder no more, because..you are correct."
*looks up* and, what am I doing there with those lights you ask? no fucking clue,...WAY too many jager bombs! lol