Edited by Ivan Coyote and Zena Sharman. A dyke bar is a term used to describe any bar or club in which lesbians often attend, but can also indicate a "tougher" establishment in terms of the patrons or environment. As with the stand-alone word dykethe term is considered not only slang, but a potential slur when used by non-LGBT persons. Dark Lord Mad scientist Supervillain. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: Butch and femme lesbian genders were only starting to become apparent in the s, since it started to become common to allow women to enter bars without men. Intellectual Stalemate in the Gay Rights Debate.
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Butch and femme
Femmes gained value as their own lesbian gender, making it possible to exist separately from butches. In this new configuration of butch and femme, it was acceptable, even desirable, to have femme-femme sexual and romantic pairings. The word butchmeaning "masculine", may have been coined by abbreviating the word butcheras first noted in George Cassidy's nickname, Butch Cassidy. For example, Jack Halberstam argues that FTM transgender persons cannot be considered butch since it constitutes a conflation of maleness with butchness. Retrieved from " https: Butch and femme lesbian genders were only starting to become apparent in the s, since it started to become common to allow women to enter bars without men.