In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.
Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”
These are some good looking folks
This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.
Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.
a lot of these babes are my friends and this project is really important to my city, it makes me so happy whenever i see it.
When my parents tell me to look for what I lost and I tell them I still can’t find it
Johanna is so real, i forgot how much i loved her.
i also love that they censored “fuck” but not the deaths of children
SOMEONE MADE A LEGIT PHOTOSET OF THIS HELP ME
Let’s be honest here, I would make such a shitty companion.
There was, of course, an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents as people panicked trying to escape the ghost deer.
A significant decline in dementors as well.
Some genius replaced the music in the Party Rock video with the cantina song from Star Wars and it matches perfectly
when youre trying to get somewhere but the person in front of you is walking extremely slow
Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.
and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is.
Ke$ha stands in the category of “gifted genius”, she scored near perfect (1500) on her SAT’s and has an IQ of 140
Pair with this excellent read on why human character is a constant evolution, not a fixed quality.(via writingweasels)
the reviews on this shirt tho
“Love what you do and who you truly are.” — Frank Iero.
“Don’t do anything to try to fit in.” — Mikey Way.
"Always believe in yourself.” — Ray Toro.
My name's Angie. I used to be my-slutty-romance ♥