When I found dapper and began to incorporate a more fashionable look, I felt like I had come home. A couple of years ago, a new friend called me butch. Yes, I also play hockey and I’m a boxer and do all the house repairs and renovations, but I think of myself as a ‘renaissance dyke’. The deeper I explored my butch aesthetic, the greater insight I gained and the more I began to swagger. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.The more recent strata contain evidence of the transition from Desert to Hohokam and use of the cave into historic rtical face trenchingcategory: technique definition: An excavation strategy in which archaeologists expose a vertical face from the ground surface to sterile soil before excavating individual.
Considered dated and antifeminist because it mirrored the hetero-normative patriarchy. I figured that having short hair on the sides of your head meant there would be no uncomfortable tickling of anyone’s inner thighs when, you know, those two body parts were in close contact. ) And so for my formative lesbian years, my various lovers and I (and there were throngs of them I tell you.
I came out at a time and in a place where the butch/femme dynamic was frowned upon. And I, being the practical teen that I was, decided that it was popular for functional reasons.
The mullet was the dyke haircut of choice when I came out in the 80s.
For example, Jack Halberstam argues that FTM transgender persons 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.