In response in a Butch group.in Facebook:
Some of you REALLY dont understand Butch. It is a DYKE sexuality and lifelong Way of Being. My Butchness is not dependent on either a Butch or Femme partner...I enjoy both..yet have a decided preference for other Butches. It IS an Amazon way of Being..at least for Female Proud Butches. We are NOT men..but we want ALL the privileges men so freely enjoy and take for granted. We NEVER CAN!!And when we do they absolutely hate us for it..such as not depending on them or needing them sexually but putting ALL our intimate/sexual energy into loving and lusting after other womyn and rebuffing men.
We compete with them for jobs..but we are hated for it or at least shown disdain. We are still womyn....thus "less than". We are raped and murdered worldwide for not being in a proper feminine role submissive to them. WE ARE STILL WOMEN.
Dont buy the bullshit that Butches are wanna be men...and close to FTM. They made a decision, crossed the line to IDENTIFYING with males and trying to become one.
We identify with ALL WOMYN and put our lot in with them, not men, even if we appear manly/masculine. To me true Female proud Butches ARE modern day Amazons and we KNOW what happened to the Amazons..but in every era..Amazons band together and are determined to RISE AGAIN!!'