Saturday, June 13, 2015
Bitch Manifesto...Butch=Bitch in this great 2nd Wave piece..Butch Bitch
I LOVE THAT!!!
《《《《《 Butch Bitch...Almost ALLL of it is true what she speaks of just as true for us Butches and because we ARE masculine/ unfeminine females who ACTIVELY resisted femininity both physically and psychologically and PAID THE PRICE. Just like the words Dyke and Bull Dyke...we live and choose these words FOR OURSELVES because of the sheer taboo POWER of them..
Cunt is another such word...we can revel in our Fierce Female Freedom that men cannot touch.
I feel she HAS written the story of my entire life and I will leave you with this one:
The last Tradeswomen Conference I attended in California in 2012...the IronWorker Women had shirts on that said: "Ironworker Bitches". The esprit du corps of these women was fantastic. They were tight, organized, outspoken and TOOK UP THEIR SPACE unlike any other classification of women..including my own Union. Lame. They KNEW what the word Sisterhood meant..and male construction workers in general are bad enough and oppressive enough to work with..but Ironworkers are a whole 'nother breed of Testosterone fueled Machismo on Steroids. But then it takes a whole level of adrenalin and nerve to walk the Iron and physically do that heavy work.
So after two days at the Conference part of me admired the shirt and the other part as a Feminist was repelled by it. I am NOBODY'S Bitch...
So on the last day I went up to one of them I felt a rapport with and asked her about the motivation behind it and said just that: "I am NOBODY'S Bitch!" She said "Oh no, you got it all wrong: WE RUN IN A PACK!!!!" And as a DykeAmazon I GOT it!!