butchness

butchness

(ˈbʊtʃnəs)
n
the state of being butch
References in periodicals archive ?
Cvetkovich, A 1998, 'Untouchability and vulnerability: stone butchness as emotional style', in SR Munt (ed.), Butch/femme: inside lesbian gender, Cassel, London and Washington.
The authors denounce, through a series of examples related to Equatorial Guinea women's soccer team, the relations of race established in the country's sport press between the image of white women and femininity and the representations of black women as examples of butchness.
"They still don't understand why I hate wearing dresses!" An autoethnographic rant on dresses, boats, and butchness. Cultural Studies <=>Critical Methodologies, 2, 69-92.
"One of the tricky things was how we would capture the notion of butchness, which is something that feels clear to lesbians and very elusive to [others], A little girl who wants to dress in boys' clothes--a tomboy--it's something that many people can relate to but it's not the same thing.
WHAT YOU GET Though few would see the X1 as beautiful, it has all the high-sided big-wheeled butchness necessary in this part of the market, with a shape that's pretty much as you would expect a compact BMW SUV to look.
The penalty you pay for butchness is at the pumps and, if choosing a crossover, through the premium 4x4 versions attract.
Though her friends assure her that any butchness lost during her pregnancy will be replaced by new aspects of her "natural" identity as a woman, Teek is not so sure.
Newton's butchness (and Kay's recognition) was a sweet context for their encounter, a sociable pleasure and precious repertoire of phrases, feelings, gestures, glances, clothing, and proximities that animated their friendship and Newton's story of Cherry Grove.
[40] Judith/Jack Halberstam's deservedly influential exploration of lesbian butchness brilliantly upended Fetterley's depiction of "female masculinity" as inherently anti-feminist.
And pieeating bully boy Shane Warne imposing his will on the game by sheer butchness. A butchness that used up so much testosterone his hair all fell out, forcing him to cobble together a career selling wigs.
But now the man of today is becoming less of a groomed specimen of fresh-faced butchness and more of a companion in the queue at the nail bar.