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"Butch is a Noun is a book that a) should be required reading in any gender studies curriculum; b) femmes should read whenever they're feeling unloved, lonely, or misunderstood; c) butches should read; d) all of the above. The answer, of course, is d. Thank you, dear Bear."—Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw

"Bear's poetry of butchness lets us see into facets of gender that usually aren't so transparent. And made me fall in love with butches all over again."?Carol Queen, author of Real Live Nude Girl

Butch is a Noun, the first book by activist, gender-jammer, and performer S. Bear Bergman, won wide acclaim when published by Suspect Thoughts in 2006: a funny, insightful, and purposely unsettling manifesto on what it means to be butch (and not). In thirty-four deeply personal essays, Bear makes butchness accessible to those who are new to the concept, and makes gender outlaws of all stripes feel as though they have come home. From girls' clothes to men's haircuts, from walking with girls to hanging with young men, Butch is a Noun chronicles the perplexities, dangers, and pleasures of living life outside the gender binary. This new edition includes a new introduction by the author.

S. Bear Bergman is also the author of The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009). Ze is also a frequent university and college lecturer on issues relating to gender and sexuality.


A new edition of S. Bear Bergmans first book, on what it means to be butch.

About the Author

S. Bear Bergman: S. Bear Bergman is an activist, gender-jammer, and author of The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Arsenal, 2009). Formerly based in New England, she relocated to Canada in 2008.

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Bergman, S Bear
Arsenal Pulp Press
Essay by:
Bergman, S. Bear
Bergman, S. Bear
Lesbian Studies
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Second Edition
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9 x 6 x 9 in 12 oz

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