Posts Tagged ‘stereotypes’

Still Time to Contribute to Symposium #2

03/02/2011  |  No Comments

Butch Lab's Symposium #2 is in progress, and I have some great submissions so far! I'm compiling them this week,... more

Ask Me Anything: Standards of Beauty

10/05/2010  |  26 Comments

While I was on the plane to Portland for Butch Voices this past weekend, I dug through my files and... more

Define: “butch in the streets, femme in the sheets”

12/26/2008  |  20 Comments

I ran across the phrase "butch in the streets, femme in the sheets" (again) the other day, and it bothered me (again, still). So I started thinking: It generally means - and correct me if I'm wrong - that this supposed "butch in the streets," once taken to bed, liked to or wanted to get fucked. This is operating on an identity alignment assumption: that butches are tops.more

Define: Identity Alignment Assumptions

12/02/2008  |  17 Comments

An identity alignment assumption is the assumption that one's identity categories align with what is either a stereotype or a dominant compulsory cultural norm. more

Lesbian stereotypes, reclaiming language, and activism

07/01/2008  |  11 Comments

Yet another case in point: Butch, skinhead, wife-beating, pint drinkers? "Butch, femme, dyke - what kind of lesbian are you? Jeni... more