Two days ago, I wrote a piece entitled Lesbian Enough? in response to a comment I received. Moral of the story: lesbians are more than the stereotypes or pigeon holes society tries to put us in. . .as I’m sure is the case with other ‘types’ of people. It generated way over my norm of 0 – 2 comments so I thought I would carry those thoughts of others into a new post.
Loz, a fellow WordPress blogger at LITTLEAUSSIELESSY, suggested, tongue-in-cheek, we lesbians wear a uniform to be identified by the public and other lesbians. She suggested cargos be included and I agreed. Comfortable shoes was my addition to the ‘uniform,’ preferably close-toed but Loz pointed out that we should be flexible and allow some things like open-toed footwear. Okay, okay just to prove i’m not completely anal, open-toed shoes are acceptable. . . just don’t point them in my direction.
Sheila, another blogger here on WordPress at Stories from life gave her classic ‘uniform,’ one in which she created a few years ago and many lesbians, especially butches could identify with, one that includes denim. She also added another aspect to this conversation by bringing up activities, as she is an award-winning baker, that are stereotypically non-butch or non-lesbian.
After reading Sheila’s comments, two thoughts immediately popped into my mind: a.) I really enjoy being in the kitchen cooking and baking. I just pulled the last batch of cookies out of the oven a few minutes ago. So now I know of two butches who like to bake. b.) Part of Sheila’s ‘uniform’ she created did not include a bra, one word: ow. I may be a Little Butch That Could, but this little butch has the average sized ta-tas of women in the US. (Yeah, I don’t get it either. I think it’s another way of God proving he/she has a sense of humor.) The whole point of my attire is comfort and that definitely includes a bra.
What other activities do we butches do, whether we admit them or not, that doesn’t necessarily fit into the butch, or lesbian, mold? What other aspect of a ‘uniform’ would you add? Do you, like Sheila, have your own go-to outfit, aka ‘uniform?’ Let’s keep the conversation going. Cheers!
- Lesbian enough? (rmiles74.wordpress.com)