butchness

butchness

(ˈbʊtʃnəs)
n
the state of being butch
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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.
An autoethnographic rant on dresses, boats, and butchness.
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.
Butchness, as Gayle Rubin notes (in her essay "Of Catamites and Kings: Reflections on Butch, Gender, and Boundaries," in The Persistent Desire: A Femme Butch Reader, edited by Joan Nestle [1992]), is "constituted through the deployment and manipulation of masculine gender codes and symbols.
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.
In a public statement in 2009, Gender DynamiX linked the documented murders and rapes of black lesbians in South Africa's townships, often related to their perceived gender transgressions and butchness, to fears for Semenya's safety.
40] Judith/Jack Halberstam's deservedly influential exploration of lesbian butchness brilliantly upended Fetterley's depiction of "female masculinity" as inherently anti-feminist.
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.
While the power of the new car is 32bhp up at an impressive 331bhp, much of the old butchness has been developed out.