Butch is a Noun

By S. Bear Bergman

"Butch is a Noun is a publication undefined) might be required examining in any gender reports curriculum; b) femmes may still learn every time they are feeling unloved, lonely, or misunderstood; c) butches should still learn; d) all the above. the reply, in fact, is d. thanks, expensive Bear."—Kate Bornstein, writer of Gender Outlaw

"Bear's poetry of butchness shall we us see into features of gender that sometimes are usually not so obvious. And made me fall in love with butches all over the place again."?Carol Queen, writer of Real dwell Nude Girl

Butch is a Noun, the 1st ebook through activist, gender-jammer, and performer S. undergo Bergman, gained huge acclaim whilst released by way of Suspect suggestions in 2006: a humorous, insightful, and purposely unsettling manifesto on what it capability to be butch (and not). In thirty-four deeply own essays, endure makes butchness obtainable to those that are new to the idea that, and makes gender outlaws of all stripes consider as if they've got come domestic. From women' outfits to men's haircuts, from jogging with ladies to striking with younger males, Butch is a Noun chronicles the perplexities, hazards, and pleasures of dwelling lifestyles outdoor the gender binary. This re-creation incorporates a new creation by means of the author.

S. undergo Bergman is additionally the writer of The Nearest go out should be at the back of You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009). Ze is additionally a widespread college and faculty lecturer on concerns on the subject of gender and sexuality.

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2. Transsexualism. three. Female-to-male transsexuals. four. Gender identification. I. identify. HQ77. nine. B473 2010a 306. 76’8 C2010-902976-3 For my loved ocean-eyed lady, who gave me the braveness to jot down this all down, with love continuously out of your George. CONTENTS Acknowledgments A be aware to the Reader i do know What Butch Is fireplace the Copyeditor, or probably the writer: a couple of Notes on Pronouns protecting id Tranny Bladder Taxonomy jogging with women Wrestling Being a Butch with younger males Breasts Why I’m now not a pleasant younger guy (Yet) Cocks Border Wars observing Our Fathers Bridal Registry White Button-Down Shirts digital Butch truth The Honorable Butch workplace of relocating Passing It alongside Boxer Briefs the place Butch is living That second What My Daddy Taught Me Foie d’Butch whilst It’s solid Sticks and Stones Will holiday My Bones, yet phrases Will Kill Me High-Heeled sneakers My Butch Brothers Crossing the road Hair Being an Asshole What a Butch may well Use Femme for Dummies whilst I’m faraway from domestic Faggot Butch What the Stone Is made from Butch within the Streets, Femme within the Shul? An Apology to My mom Princess Pickle while I Can’t repair It Being a satisfaction Chat, or How I discovered to Flirt, half 1 Your devoted Servant The Drawbridge Dancing Getting Fucked Making Her think … Being a buying change Laying Down with a Butch contact This Gesture You Afterword to the hot version in regards to the writer Acknowledgments This publication took 3 years and likewise a life-time to jot down, and that i owe a very good debt to the folk who observed it, and me, via. i'm thankful past degree to my family—especially my mom and dad and brother, who've supported all demeanour of endeavors approximately which they have been deeply ambivalent. Heartfelt thank you also are as a result of Toni Amato, John Austin, Hanne clean, Kate Bornstein, Sally Brown, SJ Cohen, Ivan Coyote, Malcolm Gin, Sasha Goldberg, Rabbi Jon Haddon, Andy Inkster, Mike Jenkins, Pamela Kimmel, Robert Lawrence, Sarah Katherine Lewis, Will Liberi, Zev Lowe, Skian McGuire, Zoe Medeiros, KJ Nichols, Cole Ouellet, Tori Paulman, Bobby Peck, Carol Queen, Coren Rau, Scott Turner Schofield, Gunner Scott, Peggy Shaw, Gwen Smith, Cole Thaler, and the Weiss relations, all of whom have stored me going, saved me writing, stored me encouraged, and stored me secure sufficient to do the demanding components. up to i would like to aspect each one of your personal worthy contributions over the process the final fifteen years, it's going to take one other whole e-book. So, thank you for loving me so generously, for placing up with my nonsense, for kicking my ass while precious, and for aiding me stroll via my worry with grace. i'm either thankful and blessed to have such pals and mentors. thank you additionally to Leslie Feinberg for writing Stone Butch Blues (without which this booklet wouldn't be possible), Greg and Ian at Suspect suggestions for taking an opportunity on me, the Millay Colony, the Fund for girls Artists, a person who ever emailed me to invite for a replica of that factor I learn the evening earlier than, and to all people who ever agreed to offer me funds in trade for buying up and telling my tales.

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