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Friday, July 1, 2011

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  1. Happy Canada Day to the Canadians who follow this blog

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  2. Happy Canada Day Canadian!


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  3. Happy Canada Day, Canadians!
    Happy Friday, to everyone who works Mondays-Fridays.

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  4. :D! So open comments, really means "Open to Comments Dirt Likes", regardless of politeness. :-)

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  5. I do not wish to be rude Florida Butch but once again your posts are more so about intersex issues. I haven't read Dirt debate intersex issues. Trans issues and intersex issues are not the same. So why should Dirt or anyone engage into an intersex debate on her blog when clearly her blog isn't about the intersex? Just my two cents.

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  6. Nice of you to offer open comments.

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  7. @Anon Thank you for not meaning to be rude. :)

    I did not ask Dirt to debate intersex issues.

    I asked her to explain why scientific findings regarding the origin of gender (findings which have been the result of studying and observing intersex people) should not be applied to those other people who are not apparently intersex.

    My prompt, had nothing to do with intersex, or transgender people in particular; it had everything to do with the origins of an individual's gender. That is a subject that pertains to most (if not all) of Dirt's posts.
    ...just to clear that up.

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  8. @Florida Butch- There are no scientific findings about the origins of gender because gender is culturally and socially created. Sex and gender are not the same thing. Sex is reproductive biology. Gender is social sex roles based on misogyny.

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  9. i remember a few posts back many of your readers suggested that you start posting photos of proud butch women on your blog, would you be willing to do this in the future?

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  10. Were there a groups of Butches who wanted to be featured in a post, I'd love to.

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  11. Go on YouTube and find them. I found like a bunch within 30 secs of looking. I know if you put in lesbian stud you will find a bunch.

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  12. Why don't you do a post on studzlife101 they are young butch women who are doing a lot for the lgbt the community.

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  13. You could always just do a search for butches on YouTube and post those since it IS a public space and all.

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  14. While I only did a few searches, I didnt see anything resembling a Butch lesbian let alone Butch lesbians discussing female pride.

    Feel free to link me to any Butch lesbians who are proud of their womanhood and embrace the awesomeness of the female body.

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  15. I'd love to see a butch pride post here, something celebratory rather than based in undermining other people.

    "While I only did a few searches, I didnt see anything resembling a Butch lesbian"

    You seem really happy to slap definitions on other people, or not, according to your own view rather than how people self-define.

    Go to Flickr, search for butch lesbian, or butch dyke, and you'll find myriad wonderful, proud butches.

    Just because they don't look like you doesn't mean they're not butches.

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  16. i just did those searches on flickr and really couldn't find much of anything
    on the other hand, put in 'transman' and you'll see scores of posing young women

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  17. why do people 'disagree' with this post?
    anything to be contrary i guess
    that's the 'queer' way!

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  18. Butch was defined long before I was born, that I choose not to drain Butch of its meaning is YOUR issue JB.

    You cannot "self define" yourself as a Butch if you arent one anymore than you can "self define" a door handle if its a door.

    Word have meaning for a reason, so we can communicate with one another with some kind of basic understanding of what we're both talking about. Strip words of their meaning and you're left with the confusion that is queer/trans.

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  19. Oh and JB, every post here is a prideful post by a REAL Butch!

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  20. I recently had a disagreement with a young queer woman who was calling herself a 'femme dyke' while sleeping with ftm's as well as mtf's (pretty much anybody other than self-described heterosexuals)- when I asked her why she identified as a lesbian she was disgusted by the word and said that 'dyke' doesn't mean lesbian, it's just her 'political alliance.'
    So, basically the meaning has been removed from many words these days.

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  21. ER, from lesbian words primarily and primarily by queer/trans. Then we're attacked when we explain the historical lesbian significants of our words and judged as small minded or queer or trans-phobic.

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  22. To the person who commented about gender. I really don't believe all gender is socially contructed, the hormones estrogen and testosterone have a very definite influence on people's characteristics.

    Women are more compassionate and empathetic for a reason. Men tend to take more risks and be more impulsive for a reason. Even the butchest of butches will differ greatly from the average man in some way or another because the estrogen in her body dictates a great deal of the more basic psychological traits. In small ways, everyone is a slave to their biological design. It's scientific fact, hormones have an influence on not just body, but mind too. Any woman taking T will experience psychological changes to some degree, perhaps very small, but there will definitely be a shift somewhere, it's inescapable.

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