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butch and masculine of center women discuss their identities and what butchness means to them. Butch and femme are terms used in the lesbian subculture to ascribe or acknowledge a masculine (butch) or feminine (femme) identity with its associated traits, behaviors, styles, self-perception, and so on. The terms were founded in lesbian communities in the twentieth century. This concept has been called a way to organize sexual relationships and gender and sexual identity. Butch-femme culture is not the sole form of a lesbian dyadic system, as there are many women in butchbutch and femmefemme relationships. Records of butchfemme lesbian relationships from the 1940s onwards show a pattern of the femme working to support the couple because butch women were often denied employment. Passing as straight isnt without reward, and thats not a coincidence. I am not totally sure where all the ignorance and confusion comes from, but my guess is it stems from internalized homophobiapeople who are concerned with how gays and lesbians look to the outside world. Not surprisingly, those very same people who have a problem with butch-looking women, also have a problem with the way flamboyant gay men are represented in the media. Simply dressing and grooming for a butch woman can be a political statementshe is saying that the socially constructed version of womanhood does not define her. A queer publication about butch identity and culture for butch dykes, butch. Binadw is the worlds only print magazine dedicated to butches. A queer magazine for butch dykes, butch lesbians, butch women, trans butches, non-binary butches & all those who love them. for example, being butch is about traditional masculinity to some, while it is about a whole new category of gender to others. That being said, butch lesbians are often women who adopt what are typically seen as masculine or androgynous characteristics. 06062014 0131 pm et updated feb 02, 2016 i recently read a facebook status update from an acquaintance that stated, i dont understand why lesbians date women who look like men. An overtlystereotypically masculine or masculine-acting woman. Can be used to denote an individual, or the dominant role in a lesbian relationship.