B is for Butch


A2Z-BADGE-0002014-small_zps8300775cBlogging from A to Z April Challenge

The word of the day is ‘butch’, as in why do ‘strong female characters’ have to be so…. I mean, really! Think of the last few ‘strong female characters’ you’ve read about. Are any of them housewives? Mothers? Do any of them know how to cook, or sew a dress? No, they’re all off swinging swords or shooting arrows or doing something else macho.

One of the causes is ‘obligatory feminism’. I mean, it seems that even women who hate abortion and don’t think wearing a bra is part of a patriarchal conspiracy feel that they have to call themselves ‘conservative feminists’ or ‘Christian feminists’ or some such, and have to praise those oh-so-butch ‘strong female characters’.

But I’m proud to say I’m no longer a feminist, and as a non-feminist, I believe that women don’t have to give up the female role and adopt a male one to be ‘strong’ or interesting.

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5 thoughts on “B is for Butch

  1. I so completely agree! This is a topic that has bothered me for quite some time. Mothers are strong. They’re probably the toughest creatures on the planet. So why do I get the snide looks when I tell people that I’m a stay at home mom? I think our culture is saturated with what the “tough” woman looks like, but really that stereotype is laughable. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m so glad I found yours–the antimatter thing is so funny. As a fellow Trekkie, I identify.

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