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InQueery: The REAL Meaning of the Word "Butch"
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While many people who identify as butch use the term in reference to their gender expression, others claim it as a nonbinary identity in itself, notably Leslie Feinberg , who defined butch as a gender neither male nor female. Butch is an identity that emerged in lesbian and bisexual culture in the s, before there was a stark distinction in the community between types of women who were attracted to other women. Many lesbians have complicated relationships with gender, and may identify as simply butch. Butch is an identity that can be held by people of various queer sexual orientations and can belong to both cisgender and trans individuals. Traditionally, the identity and term butch has been used by individuals who are attracted to femmes. For some butches, this attraction to femmes represents a strong part of their own identity.
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Welcome to our new web series InQueery, where we delve into the his, er, themstory of our favorite queer words. Check out the full video, and the script below, to learn more about how the word has evolved over time. It surfaced as a term used among women who identified as lesbians in the s, but historians and scholars have struggled to identify exactly how or when it entered the queer lexicon. Pants became a distinctive queer style in the s, with hundreds of thousands of women donning utilitarian clothing to work in factories because of the war. And with migration to the cities, bars that specifically cater to these women can thrive.