beneath you I am on my back my legs wide the heart of me spread despite how often I’ve been hurt there I pull you in as though you never could when they say I am not giving I wonder why all this is not enough.
The other day I posted this wonderful quote from the essential Persistent Desire. Today, I thought I would share a little information about the two impressive and inspirational lesbian women who wrote it. Sections in commas are reproduced from the wiki pages, which are linked below. Dr. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Born in 1939, she is a … Continue reading Iconic Lesbian Historians: Dr. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy & Madeline D. Davis
like so many aspects of our culture targeted by outsiders, it’s been claimed as necessarily feminist to quit those quaint rituals of supposed heteronormativity, once again conflating butch and fem identity with typical straight male/female roles. the codes of ofos were, of course, already old-fashioned by the 80s, but as our culture began to crumble … Continue reading old-fashioned, old-school
"The key to understanding the butch-fem erotic system is to grasp that it both imitates and transforms heterosexuality. The obvious similarity between butch-fem and male-female eroticism is that they are both based on gender polarity: in lesbian culture, masculine and feminine appearance was central to erotic attraction. In addition, there are also more subtle parallels. … Continue reading
the very idea that stone fems “don’t reciprocate” implies there is nothing valuable in allowing another full access to your body as an expression of desire for them. that there is no reciprocity in holding another in all their vulnerability against you and within you. that there is no generosity in reflecting the desire of another, … Continue reading giving
in recent years, there’s been an increasingly vitriolic push-back out of the queer community against the idea of butch women being open in their desire, especially if their desire is fem women. the gender non-conformity of butches here is used to project an essentially male status onto them in relationship to other women. therefore, their … Continue reading “the butch gaze: blatant lesbian desire”
persistence original photo Laurence Jaugey-Paget 1989 this photo 2017