Butch Is a Noun

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 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

Review: Butch Is a Noun

User Review  - 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

Contents

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7
DEFENDING IDENTITY 13 DEFENDING IDENTITY
23
BEING A BUTCH WITH YOUNG MEN 35 BEING A BUTCH WITH YOUNG
42
WHY IM NOT A NICE YOUNG MAN YET 51 WHY IM NOT A NICE YOUNG MAN YET
56
STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK MY BONES BUT WORDS
123
HAIR
136
FEMME FOR DUMMIES
151
WHAT THE STONE IS MADE OF
165
CANT FIX IT
180
YOUR FAITHFUL SERVANT
194
MAKING HER FEEL
208
TOUCH
228
Afterword to the New Edition
241
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