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Friday, July 15, 2016

Butch 3, no such thing as "Butch privilege" especially in het society....

BUTCH 3:   So while SOME Butches imitate het roles to a T, there are NO  society wide social mores to enforce this. She walks out her front door she can be a victim of a hate crime, or ignored, derided, made fun of, threatened, dismissed, not hired, never promoted, rarely seen in media or acknowledged, dismissed by gay males unless she kowtows to them and so much more.

I am SICK of Feminists, especially het feminists comparing THEIR oppression from men WHICH IS ENFORCED SOCIETY WIDE, to us Butches and having ANY say so over Lesbian sexuality. It is no wonder that long ago many Butches did not want to get politically involved with the Lesbian Feminist community, though there were MANY MANY BUTCHES OF ALL STRIPES at Michfest. Even the type that can "pass" as men, whether naturally hirsute or from their hard masculine look...WHO ARE NOT FTMS. Who are still Female deep in their souls AND ONLY THERE did they feel safe coming out from their camoflage and REVEALING THEMSELVES in a place they felt safe...until women started ASSUMING they were FTM instead of the Amazons they are...women who hide in the society at large because they would be threatened if they did fully reveal themselves.

There are MANY MANY VARIED FORMS OF WOMONHOOD..FROM ULTRA BUTCH, TO HIGH FEMME AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Like the color palette and the Goddess of 10,000 Names whom I worship, womonhood is VAST AND VARIED with many different aspects from Warrior to Lover, Great Mother, Amazon, Lady of the Wild Beasts in the Woods, to Healer AND SO MUCH MORE.

Contracting what ANY Female can do or be, or how she is permitted to appear and express herself LIMITS US ALL and is anti-Feminist. Our lives have been limited enough BY MEN and their patriarchal systems!!!!

And I want EVERY Female to be free to be who she is...down to her soul...so that NONE EVER feel the pressure to transition to male! And she can be FULLY in her Power AS A FEMALE!!!THAT is my life's Work as a Butch DykeAmazon Warrior/Witch!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Define Butch I was asked in a Radical Lesbian group so here it is:

My definition of Butch:  Nonfeminine. Resisting femininity...MODERN DAY AMAZON. Us Female proud Butches describe our lives to you, but you refuse to listen. Not all of us are into femme women or exclusively into femmes...some of us prefer other Butches or enjoy BOTH Butch and Femme womyn. But every true Butch IS a Dyke/Lesbian. We do NOT conform, nor ever really have from a young age to hetro feminine roles...period.  We RESISTED..and ALL of us have paid a heavy price FOR resisting!!!

Part two:

Its a Tribe..either you are part of that Tribe or you are not..it is beyond merely feminist....there are signs and signals and Ways of Knowing...and us Butches KNOW and recognize our Tribal Members...there are Initiations and lifelong ways of Being...very akin to Amazon...we take up our space and stand up to men and sometimes compete with them if need be in ways other women do not. Or fear to...like initially breaking into the Construction Trades, before feminine women did so.

We are also used to shame other women into complying because Butch Dyke is about the scariest thing feminine women(especially hetro) can be accussed of, if they refuse to comply, or compete with men for jobs, position or status.
As in "Your a Dyke, Your Mannish, a Virago, Amazon, Shrewish, A Bitch, a Butch, a Lesbian, trying to be a man, ect ect ect and women respond all too often and defensively: " I'm a Feminist but not the ugly Butch manhating, hairy legged, unmade up kind." In other words, just like the L Word Lesbians, sexually pleasing for men to look at it. We are NOT HERE to please men!!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jeanne Cordova and Butch Voices

Yes Ok...I will update you on Jeanne Cordova..I allied with her at Butch Voices in 2011 since practically all our Female Identified Butch workshops had been TURNED DOWN both in 2009 and 2011. There was NOTHING explicitly FOR US. SO Jeanne Cordova along with detransitioner Sasha Goldberg had a workshop 10 stories above the 2011 Butch Voices  Conference which I attended along with 50 Female Proud Butches, one or two Femmes, AND one "Butch" MTF who went on about their "Butch" MTF trans "sisters". The "Butch" MTFS GOT THEIR OWN WORKSHOP along with all the genderqueers, FTMS ECT BUT THERE WERE NO FEMALE IDENTIFIED/FEMALE PROUD BUTCH WORKSHOP CUZ WE BEEN CENSORED BY THOSE AT THE TOP. 

When there was the final plenary, both Sasha Goldberg and especially Jeanne Cordova were VERY UPSET that they had been kicked off the Butch Voices board for advocating for Butch LESBIANS who were  Female Identified!!!It was pretty disgusting.

I supported Jeanne especially, but then in her blog she began taking on the term "transmasculine" and I confronted her on this since her work previously had been so Butch LESBIAN identified, AND she had risked her status with Butch Voices advocating for us...I felt a bit betrayed by her in this regard.

We lost touch and the next thing I knew was her making that statement publicly about her impending demise due to poor health...

My Butchness is WHO I AM as a Dyke. I myself prefer other decidely Butch womyn, though I have dated and partnered with Femmes as well. It is NOT predicated on any sole attraction to Femme womyn...but it IS decidely Lesbian for me..but I have been this way from childhood, just about like EVERY Butch I know, whether they are into other Butches, Femmes, both or Lesbians in general...we RESIST femininity and being forced into femininity from a very early age. We SEE how we are discriminated against in favor of boys, and DARE to compete with them and INSIST on being their equals. We are NOT "young ladies" nor do we want to be those fragile delicate things fearful of getting dirty or exploring or roughhousing. Like boys and men WE WANT ALL AVENUES, TRADES, OPPORTUNITIES, SPORTS, JOBS, HOBBIES AND EXPERIENCES OPEN TO US.

But UNTIL we found Feminism or the Dyke community we found others feared us and often denied us said opportunities, especially parents, family members, teachers, employers, peers,  AND MALES.