I’m Not Usually One To Rant, But…..

I’m Not Usually One To Rant, But…..

I’m reading a current book from one of my favorite authors, and she described one of the characters as …. “overly butch.”

This is not a Sapphire author, and she’s very successful and well known, but how can someone be “overly butch?”
Why is being very butch, or very femme, somehow a negative?

I love butch-identified women. They are just plain hot, and they’ve melted me since I bought my first pair of Docs. But even if I didn’t, it’s none of my business what they feel comfortable wearing, or how they choose to present themselves to the world, and it’s inappropriate to comment negatively about it.

What I do know is it’s a LOT harder to move through this world as a masculine woman, and butches will always have my respect and support for the rampant ignorance they put up with, sometimes on a daily basis.

No one is “overly butch.” Brave, hot, admirable and strong as fuck, but never too butch.

Just sayin’.

2 Replies to “I’m Not Usually One To Rant, But…..”

  1. I agree 💯%! I love butch women also and no I don’t think there’s any such thing as too butch! We get enough bashing from the straight world. We shouldn’t be bashing other lesbian women! We should be supporting each other!

    1. Absolutely! I love butch women and always try to support them in my writing, as we should be doing every day in the lesbian community. I’m a tomboy, but I look very femme, and I’m very aware of the lack of judgment directed towards me that butch women have to deal with every damn day.
      I’ll always be a butch fan and hope to change a little bit of that judgment through my writing if I’m lucky.
      Thanks for the comment RN!

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