Butch goes back to childhood, a way of Being, a Ceremonial Dyke, in your face Lesbian, unabashedly NONFEMININE, not just coming out, but for a lifetime, often emerging from.tomboy to Butch, every Butch KNOWS this emerging, this claiming of her deepest Self and love and lust for womyn. We are Butch because we cannot be any other way, this is WHO WE ARE. Modern Amazons, we go wherever we want and aim to do whatever we want, without make approval or permission..WE TAKE UP OUR SPACE in ways most other women do not.
But bottomline, we are lifelong resisters of feminization and accepting we are "less than" any man. Often we compete directly with them, whether for jobs or other activities and interests. We go where other women fear to tread. Nor does it bother us to be called "masculine", " unfeminine" we claim these titles and Dyke too....we are the wilder fiercer side of Female who TAKES UP HER SPACE.