Butch Is a Noun

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Nov 26, 2010 - 272 pages
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Butch is a Noun, the first book by activist, gender-jammer, and performer S. Bear Bergman, won wide acclaim when published by Suspect Thoughts in 2006: a funny, insightful, and purposely unsettling manifesto on what it means to be butch (and not). In thirty-four deeply personal essays, Bear makes butchness accessible to those who are new to the concept, and makes gender outlaws of all stripes feel as though they have come home. From girls' clothes to men's haircuts, from walking with girls to hanging with young men, Butch is a Noun chronicles the perplexities, dangers, and pleasures of living life outside the gender binary.

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

This was a boring, over-written, unquestioning love letter to masculinity. How this book could be seen to add to any conversation on the femme/butch dichtomy is confusing and an insult to butches everywhere. BORING! Read full review

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User Review  - Sasa - Goodreads

This was really an informative read for me. I'm not sure if it's outdated mentality and if the youth of today that identifies as butch feels the same way. It seems stereotypical, but does it ring true ... Read full review

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