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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Sasha was talking to a couple of friends. As Ruby approached Sasha from
behind, she savored this first view. Sasha had black hair cut short as a boy's,
baring her muscular neck and shoulders. She wore a red tank top that showed off
the cut ...
I recognized that I was like this friend of mine, and I wanted to wear a skirt out in
the world, too. I began to wear scarves as my friend had taught me. I had long
since allowed my hair to grow longer and felt much more natural with it that way.
I think of women I know who can easily make friends out of strangers at parties. I
think of my first ex-lover, who casually announced that she expected to be getting
into another relationship soon because she is "not the type who enjoys being ...
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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