In these excluded communities, butch-femme roles persisted and grew throughout the s. Retrieved September 21, Because they do not express masculine qualities, femmes were particularly vexing to sexologists and psychoanalysts who wanted to argue that all lesbians wished to be men. Masculine and feminine identities in lesbians. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Lesbian separatists such as Sheila Jeffreys argued that all forms of masculinity, including masculine butch women, were negative and harmful to women. Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality.
Demi. Age: 22.
Lesbians who are unisex and neither butch nor femme are called "androgynous" or "andros".
Joyce. Age: 32.
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You're the man of the house. Butches had to take a subtle approach to butchness in order to exist in society. Gentleman detective Jack Trickster. The femme lesbian historian Joan Nestle argues that femme and butch may be seen as distinct genders in and of themselves. Final girl Princess and dragon.