The word butch, meaning "masculine", may have been coined by abbreviating the word butcher, as first noted in George Cassidy's nickname, Butch Cassidy.However, the exact origin of the word is still unknown.Along the way I’ve pulled together different strands of these aspects of my life to form what I now know to be my lesbian femininity.
They have a sensitive side that men don’t usually have unless they are gay. We learn not to notice the way people look at us because if we did, our hearts would be perpetually broken. You are the picture of femininity that society loves.Butches are used to being treated like second class versions of men.”In this traditional construction, the feminine is the caretaker, the homemaker, the mom, the one who makes less money, the one who wears the dress, the bottom.To go beyond this requires understanding a feminist framing that rejects patriarchal family norms, accepts lesbian sexuality as real, understands women as sexually aggressive, and argues that fashion accessories shouldn’t delegitimize one’s power regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is these stereotypes that shape the misconceptions about LGBTQ lives, especially for those most marginalized — and even within the community.