If Mick Jagger was a literary, 30-something woman

November 1, 2007  |  essays

Speaking of places where Sugarbutch was mentioned, Susan Mernit called me “The Toppe” in her BlogHer Sex Bloggers 101 article:

Another New Yorker, this lesbian feminist writer/sex educator has so much heart — and the daring and passion to make her chronicles very, very interesting. If Mick Jagger was a literary, 30-something woman, instead of whatever he’s become, Sinclair might be the one to get those comparisons — judging by this blog’s good ideas and juicy stories, she’s a rockstar.

Well, thank you! I might quote you on that, Susan, if I may. (Susan & I haven’t actually met, but I hear tell that we are going to be in the same place at the same time sometime next month. Can’t wait.)It’s a little weird to be described as a “lesbian feminist” since that calls to mind a very particular time and ideology. Of course, I identify as feminist – and I wouldn’t disagree with someone calling me lesbian, but I don’t tend to use that term to describe myself. It feels almost clinical – like vagina instead of cunt.

Funny, how much those lables mean, and how much variation there can be within the smallest changes in terms.

Also, for the record, I’m still 20-something for a few more years.

 

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1 Comment


  1. I say forget lesbian and feminist – just stick with rock star! I use the term lesbian because it's the only one i've really felt comfortable in. I would accept queer in self description but it feels too broad for the transitional period i am still experiencing… To say that i'm a dyke, i don't think that allows me my femininity. Maybe it does, but it doesn't sit well with me… And labeling is as much how you see yourself as it is how other people see you. That's where things get tricksy, i suppose. I would agree that queer seems to suit you, though.

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