The Femme Mystique
Alyson Publications, 1995 - Social Science - 319 pages
A fascinating and insightful look at the world of femme identity within the lesbian community. Written by femmes, former femmes, future femmes, femme wanna-bes, femme admirers, and of course, femmes fatales, The femme Mystique explores what it means to be a femme and a lesbian in a society that often trivializes the feminine.
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Everything changed for me during adolescence, when my body began to
blossom. Boys started to notice me and I didn't like that one bit. For in addition to
noticing my body, boys and men made it clear that my body was something they
Sharon touches my body as if its sole purpose is to exist for her pleasure, as if
she owns it. But her possession of me is on my terms. When women in the club
look at me as if they want to possess me, I get a thrill (most of the time). Chris is ...
Even before I became disabled, my body was a source of constant shame in this
same way. One winter I started going to the gym regularly, but the local
community recreation center offered too many opportunities to run into people I
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - orangejulia - LibraryThing
A really excellent collections of essays and some poetry about femmes. These are mostly from point of view of femmes, but there are also works by people who appreciate them. Read full review