BRAZEN FEMMES: QUEERING FEMININITY Lucky 3 on the Mic: Anna Camilleri, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Michelle Tea. Tuesday, June 3rd pm. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback. p., very good first edition trade paperback original in black pictorial wraps. A Manifesto for ther.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Whether by choice or necessity, these frenzied femmes explore their desires to make and remake femininity fit their own queer frames.
Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity
Didn’t read cover-to-cover either, just thumbed through over a few months. Return to Book Page. Jan 12, Quin Rich rated it it was amazing. Anyone at all familiar with lesbian culture is at least marginally aware of femme invisibility, and those who have been affected by it — typically those who identify as femme — have also felt ridiculously frustrated.
You know, like when people figure out that we live together and just automatically refer to her as my “roommate”. I liked the way there was a mixture of creative pieces and essays.
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Occasionally, this desire ffemme make the discu This book was not what I expected. That sounds like a fairly long list, but it was all interesting to approach critically and think about nonetheless – and the rest of the book more than made up for it.
I found the whole piece boring and offensive. I had high expectations for this book, but it fell completely short.
Brazen Femme recognizes femme as an identity in flux and in motion, as constantly being reinvented. Though much has been written on the subjects of sexual and gender identities, far fewer texts examine femme identity on its own terms; femme as an identity that stands alone. You expressed disagreement at the idea that someone other than a lesbian could be femme.
But this was amazing. A good primer for the beginner, but not the greatest as a whole. Dec 21, Christa rated it it was ok Shelves: But yeah, that is totally true.
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Finding in androgyny the rejection of all femininity too much loss, too little pleasure, and ugly shoes, the fem me takes from the feminine a wardrobe, a walk, a wink, and then moves on to sound the death queerong of an abject sexuality contorted and subjected to moral concerns. I wanted to like this, but I really did not care for it. Brazen Femme has been nominated for a Lambda Award. What the feminine represses returns from inside and outside as the future of desire.
Also, since I feel relatively positive about the book as a whole, I should probably mention something I really hated.
Sep 18, miss marla Fisher rated it liked it Recommends it for: I am so buying this book. Arsenal Pulp Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Aug 29, Red rated it really liked it Shelves: If I see the words “science” or “quantum” or any number of other scientific terminologies butchered one more time, my head is liable to explode.
The mix of mediums throughout the book works really well, and it’s one I can see myself referring back to. Tuesday, June 3rd 8: As a queer femme, I absolutely loved this so, so much, such a radical and beautiful read.
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Undeniably celebratory and deeply troubling, this sharp-edged collection of fiction, prose poetry, personal essay, photographs, and illustration figures the un-hyphenated femme experience emerging in performance, betrayal, -violence, humor and survival. But aside from that, I did enjoy it, especially some of the poetry, and I would recommend it as a general queer identity read. There were a few good ones, mainly brzaen Fables”, “gonna get my girl body back: