what happened in March
March was jam-packed here at Sugarbutch Chronicles; it was the second highest month of posts (37) and included various topics and discussions. Thank you all for your contributions, your comments and emails, for reading, for disagreeing with me at times, for challenging me.
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The new April masthead:
- The quote – “What’s that I hear? The sound of a thousand girls sighing in cyberspace?” – comes from a comment Janie made on in praise of stretchmarks (thanks Janie! It made me laugh out loud). That stretchmarks post is also the most commented on piece this month … I’m surprised at how much notice that one got, actually. It’s funny how sometimes it’s the little notes scribbled on napkins that end up resonating the deepest.
- The last time I saw belle, part three. This story happened in November and was written in December, but not posted until early March.
- I keep threatening to finish the SBC Star contest, but haven’t yet. (Fuck.)
- Femininity & heterosexism discusses gender, specifically the unwanted male attention of femininity, and passing as a femme
- A rather hateful post went up on the New York Craigslist women-for-women personals in March, with some very strong words about butches and our inadequacy in the lesbian communities. (“Inadequacy” doesn’t describe it – the poster basically blamed butches for all lesbian oppression.) I started writing this up at “lesbian does not =”, and Jesse James responded with a guest post responding, a la Lorde (Jesse started her own blog, too). I finally weighed in with careful, your prejudice is showing.
- I introduced the new masthead feature with bringing butch back and a rather quick note about how chivalry is deeply feminist
- Cate Blanchett, I <3 LDN Girls calendar, Amy, Em, Jack, kt shorb, Portrait of a couple, Ivan E. Coyote, Lee, Aversión.
- Sugarbutch was a Lesbian Blog of the Year finalist, and Dorothy Surrenders was announced as the winner by a long shot.