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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And even though I was at that party to find a girlfriend, I couldn't take my eyes off
this person who I thought was of the male persuasion. Finally the butch took her
jacket off and I saw that she had breasts. Then I really couldn't look away.
Of course there were negative experiences as well: the girlfriend with the June
Cleaver fixation; the handful of leather butches at every event who equate femme
with permanent bottom or stupid; the women who think dating a femme means ...
Being femme means having a butch girlfriend tell me that if I don't close my eyes I'
ll be able to hit the softball better, and telling her if she does close hers she'll be
able to dance better. Being femme means playing dress-up in the morning with ...
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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