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“Dykes To Watch Out For,” “The Drag King Book,” and other publications created a culture where there is finally “proof” of butches.
Writers have questioned what makes a butch woman in particular: Is it her style, what she does in bed, or who she’s attracted to? Looking back on this era, scholar Gayle Rubin wrote that “‘butches’ identify primarily as masculine or prefer masculine signals, personal appearance, and styles.” This identity thrived in nightlife. ” was a question that the Lesbian Herstory Archives founder Joan Nestle recalls being asked as soon as she would walk into a bar.And with migration to the cities, bars that specifically cater to these women can thrive.It’s at this time that “butch” materialized as an underground term used by working-class women, as well as gay men to describe masculinity in their own communities.Ellen De Generes debuted her talk show after coming out on her sitcom less than a decade before.With sneakers and blazers, she was the quintessential soft butch.
The hit Netflix show introduced a hard butch in 2013 that was (and is) perhaps the first of her kind on screen.