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So, three dykes are walking down the street…

August 10, 2008

…and one of them says “Isn’t that a naked woman?”

The other two shout “WHERE??!!” and look around frantically.

(There wasn’t any live nudity after all, just a statue; which made our horniness all the more obvious.)

I don’t really identify as lesbian anymore; as theorist Judith Jack Halberstam said, it’s more a term for woman-identified women. Dyke, on the other hand, implies masculinity on a female body (bio-female or post-transition), kind of like butch with the addition of queerness. There’s a lot of variety among dykes: butches, femmes, people who go by “she” or by “he”, gay women who hate the word lesbian but love the sonority of “dyke”… Everyone feels welcome. And so do I.

One Comment leave one →
  1. bentcrude permalink
    September 8, 2008 2:24 pm

    yeh, dyke’s a damn fine word

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