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So… thanks for bringing this book to my attention as well. This mutability sets the stage for creative and thoughtful representation featuring critically acclaimed writers including Michelle Tea, Camilla Gibb, Sky Gilbert, Amber Hollibaugh and Anurima Banerji.

The mark of a good anthology, to me, is that not everything in it speaks to me. In Sky Gilbert’s piece about being a gay man and a drag queen, one of his closing statements is, “But the man whose life depends on his team winning a football game or the woman whose sense of self-esteem rests on a perfect hairstyle both need one thing: It also seeks to include a class perspective, including voices from sex workers, poor folks, and others oft excluded or looked down for their occupation or lack of pedigree, depending on the case.

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We need more books femibinity feature essays, stories, poems and other art that look critically at structures such as “femme” and say what that word means to them, in all its different ways. Sep 18, miss marla Fisher rated it liked it Recommends it for: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s ‘gonna get my girl body back: Thank you for the recommendation!

I like to call myself a girly girl, tomboy.

You know, like when people figure out that we live together and just automatically refer to her as my “roommate”.

Chloe Brushwood Rose 45 Rockstar. I also liked the dialogue I wanted to like this, but I really did not care for it. Though much has been written on the subjects of sexual and gender identities, far fewer texts examine femme identity on its own terms; femme as an identity that stands alone.


There were a few good ones, mainly “Femme Fables”, “gonna get my girl body back: This book is a nice introduction to femme identities as it includes women of color, immigrants, drag queens, gay men, bi women, fat women, etc.

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I’d love to live in a world where people don’t make those kinds of assumptions automatically. Nov 09, Qeuering rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A page and a half of I-don’t-care. I was really disappointed in this book. Oct 10, Elin rated it it was ok. Feb 01, Ashur rated it liked it Shelves: Darlings, femininuty queens, whores and action heroes.

The meaning of quantum is, according to the internet, “the Latin word for amount and, in modern Overall, this just came off like a selection of works that just happened to be created by femme-identified people, not a celebration or exploration of femme identities.

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To ask other readers questions about Brazen Femmeplease sign up. If you don’t understand the term, don’t use it — simple as that. I found the whole piece boring and offensive. I feel genuinely grateful every time I discover a new one on subjects like queerness, feminism, and femininity. Someone recommended it to me and said it might help with my understanding of Femme-ness femiininity help me evaluate my own shaky identity as a possible femme.


Having to correct people and explain over and over again gets so old! This sounds wonderfully complex and out of the [one dimensional] femme-box feminiity so many people seem to think exists.

Brszen is a great book with pretty diverse points of view. Quotes from Brazen Femme: The one criticism I did have of the books a whole was the glaring absence of trans women from a book that even included two different chapters by men: Whether by choice or necessity, these frenzied femmes each explore their desires to make and remake femininity fit their own queer frames.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book was the first glimpse of femme lesbians that I ever had… it was a breath of fresh air and I related completely and it made me feel so incredibly powerful.

As someone who self identifies as a queer femme, I was curious and excited to read this book. Not a performer of legible gender transgression, like the butch and his sister the drag queen, but a betrayer of legibility itself.

Want to Read saving…. My summer reading list right now is getting insane. Queering Femininity is a manifesto for the unrepentant bitch, straddling the furious and fantastic.