butch is how i look..


the little book of butch - page three

about time i did another one of these … been too busy editing to draw much lately; in fact i drew this one a while back & forgot to scan it. as usual, i’ve been thinking and reading about butch a fair amount … i wish butch bloggers would update more! do they not know how hungry i am for their opinions and perceptions? *grin* seriously …

i’m still v much out of cyber-fashion, i think, continuing to reject the word “masculine” as part of my identity. i feel equally uncomfortable with “feminine.” i hold firm to my belief that gender should be liberated from society, the media and the fashion industry. visions of clothing stores filled with gently swaying racks, chanting “we are one.” i’m not saying it all needs to go unisex – i still need bras! but why are all of the other things i need labelled “men” when i don’t even need them to be marked “for humans?” ok, some clothes are cut for the presence or absence of protrusions in the chest and groin areas, but apart from that, it’s all just spin.

i don’t walk like a man – i walk like a human who’s so confident it feels the need to swagger – and no need to protect any of its genitalia.

so there.

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4 responses to “butch is how i look..

  • yellowchirper

    Hi, thanks for visiting my post…
    I’m also hungry for people’s opinions, honest thoughts and not “this is right, that is wrong” kind (ie. honesty with oneself and others).
    On another note about labeling, I don’t think I know any term for queers that is exclusively positive or negative. It’s because I joke with my friends all the time, calling each other butch, dyke, fag, lesbo and even slut, skank (of course only with peeps I know well). I’m lucky to be born in a later period in this regard.
    Isn’t it funny when we say we don’t need any labels, yet we can’t just ignore them, the current ‘men’ and ‘women’. We want a category of ‘human’ or ‘unisex’ or something like that. Don’t we all want to belong somewhere?
    Btw, have you read Stone Butch Blues? I’ll post about it some times.

    • ulla

      can’t remember what you posted now, but i’ll hop on over there after this comment and refresh my brain :)

      yes well, there’s always been far too much ph0bia for there to be any purely positive labels for queers – same thing applies to women actually – the words are all applied negatively as well as definitively.

      i’ve written plenty about labels – basically labels are language and so we need them. what we DON’T need, is the stubborn trait that means we call each other names …

      i read stone butch blues many, many years ago :)

  • queerfindingsanity

    yay a new one! its been a while. :)

    the weirdest thing to me about the whole ‘men’ ‘women’ clothing are the buttons. It’s just so pointless nowdays to have the on opposite sides. shrug.

    thats my random thought of the day.

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