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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From the gleam in her eyes, I wasn't so sure it was me she wanted; I had tied
three of her favorite cookies to the satin ribbons keeping my breasts enclosed in
wisps of fabric. I walked seductively toward my prey as she sat up and called me
I would be a neuter, I believed, if I simply refused to grow breasts and body hair.
About the time my body began to betray these beliefs, and breasts began to
sprout in their uneven and humiliating way, two of my aunts were diagnosed with
I caressed her pecs or her back, but not her breasts. I cried over the loss of not
making love to her anymore. Sometimes I think that I want mutually exclusive
things. I want Kris as tough, hard, and masculine as possible, but I also want her
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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