Assorted butch news and other stuff

“And this gentleman is?”

He arched one eyebrow so it pointed directly at me.

I found myself crafting this response in my head: I’m not a gentleman.

But then I couldn’t say those words, because I pride myself on being a gentleman.

“My name is Rae,” I said, leaving him to figure out the rest.

IMG_0745It’s the hair. I haven’t been misgendered for a long time. Then blam. My hair becomes too long to spike up and sits on top of my head like a lid. There’s a bit of an overhang. It’s like having a little roof over the front portion of my head. It’s the Barney Rubble look that I wrote about here.

What’s a butch to do. Keep calm and Barney Rubble on. Someone make me a T-shirt, please.

In other news, I finally saw The Lego Batman Movie. Now, W and I pew-pew each other and the cats with our invisible laser guns after she gets home from work.

In more other news, check out this cool new documentary called Gender Troubles: The Butches. You can view it for free through March 28, sir.

Oh, one more thing, I’m giving away copies of my book, Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender, on Goodreads. You can enter to win here. You know you want to. Hurry, time’s almost up.

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What’s new with you?

 

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9 responses to “Assorted butch news and other stuff

  1. Newly retired, thought I would have peace, but wifey has an encyclopedia of stuff she wants me to do. Sigh. Would kill to be sir’d.

  2. I liked the liberal use of Cutting Crew music in that movie.

    And Robin’s costume.

    Oh-oh-oh, and the microwaved lobster.

    And pewpewpew, pew, pewpew! 😀

  3. Definitely watch the documentary, it’s great!

  4. I do have to admit, I’m jealous you get called “sir” or referred to as “gentlemen” by strangers. I’m always read as female. :/

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