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  - S Fred Langridge - Goodreads

I loved this - more like poetry than essays, mostly. It would have been great for sixteen-year-old me - it covers archetypes of butch but lots more about the fuzzy edges and many variations on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Bergman covers so much ground on all facets and complexities of butches, transmen, genderqueers, others groups and individuals, and most everything people might need to know about gender, sex ... Read full review

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