Herstory Pirate
Vagina power
Michfest
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Occupy North America slide show

Where Are You in This Evolution/Revolution?

Occupy Wall Street
A letter to the tea party youth

Consumer Economy =Greed, exploitaion, poverty and enviormental destruction! Where are you in this evolution?

Dehumanization of capitalism-
Divest to save Darfur
Human Trafficing
Act Now!

Goddessboi musings

No More Down Low TV Celebrates one year!
Black her/history

Herstory,
Are you a feminist?
The erotic as power by Audre Lorde

Love Your MaMa!
Biotech salmon faces scrutiny at FDA panel

New year
Where will your heart live
this year?
Winter Solstice chart
Haiti contact sites

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

Astrology

Butchness

White privilege =
Bail out!Great wall street robbery

Love Letter to Michfest!

LGBTQ fabulous

About butchculture.com

We'Moon calendar book2011, Star codes Heather Roan Robbins
Link for Starhawk

Butch Voices 2010

Butchculture.com takes 2nd Place in the Butch Voices Video Contest! 2009

MichiganWomyn's Music Festival
Not just Theroy!
Welcome Home the book by Angela Jimenez

International and local Womyn and politics

Piercing of a bear by Amiee
The Beared Lady
Provincetown MA , and more!

Who rocks the planet !
Music
Poetry
Film

Post racial /identity politics?

Obama's page!

Spying China

Maddow Makes Politics Rock

Gender, sexuality,politics

Organic food

Readers page Books and site links

Benazir Bhutto
1953-2007

On War CNN Christiane Amanpour Scream Bloody Murder link
A letter from Comedian
Karen Williams

Lesbians and television

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Butch culture is a site dedicated to promoting social justice; exploring eco-feminism in the world and pagan perspectives on gender, and gathering images of butch lesbian and queer culture and those who love them, and all who dare to be powerful!

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About this site butchculture.com

This site is dedicated to the butchness in all of us and those brave enough to embrace it whether they be lesbian, straight, bi, gay, goddess, two spirited, boi, fairy, grrl, brrls, stone, femme, top, queer, girly, trans, , feminist, boy, Bears, , queen, aggressives, king, studs, bottom,Bearded womyn, country dyke, womyn, amazon and of course the big, bad, lesbian, diesel dyke, and most of all to those butch-lesbian-gender-bendin’-sistas who aren't afraid to flaunt and name it, but especially those who back in the day took the heat for it, so we could walk, talk and be gender-queer about it!

Here's to you and all those brave enough to bring us foward beyond misogynist and palatable, co-opted, patriarchal images of lesbian/queer culture and gender. From today’s Michfest to yesterday’s Stonewall to Lesbos way back in the day, here at butchculture.com, we celebrate it all!

Here at butch culture, we see butch as an exquisite blending of female and male energies. We embrace the male energy that is considered the other pole of the Goddess, the positive, pre-patriarchal male principle, untamed but not violent, wild but tender. It does not seek to dominate, control, or separate from the life force that is female. It is dedicated to the service of life. Starhawk describes this energy as, “the untamed part of us that will never be domesticated, that refuses to be compromised, diluted, made safe, molded, or tampered with".



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Dare to be powerful and other qoutes by Audre Lorde (1934-1992)

"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid". "The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives." ( Poetry Is Not A Luxury) "I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood." "The master's tools will never dismantle the masters house.
Audre Lorde



Taking up and creating space.

"It's not our differences that divide us, it is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences." - Audre Lorde

This site was created in response to the extreme hostility toward and lack of representation of butch womyn in our culture who choose to blend their gender rather then conforming, or transitioning into the socially constructed genders of either male or female; the hostility that has come out of early feminist politics and sometimes the "to cool for you" queer youth politics toward those of us who choose to identify/label ourselves as butch; the lack of butch womyn in The L Word, and the media in general; but most of all because butch womyn are fabulous especially the ones who flaunt it.

We invite everyone to embrace a little butchness!

Here at butchculture we believe identity politics are a privilege giving us an opportunity to explore who we are and want to be, and to give voice to what we resonate with in our hearts. Creating space in the physical world and cyberspace in which we feel safe and free to articulate our differences and similarities, recognize our privileges, and name and overcome that which oppresses us fosters our ability to love and accept ourselves and others making for a revolution.

We believe there is plenty of space in the world for every one to create a loving life and community without having to conform to the ideology of the day or the latest political movement. We also believe we did not arrive here on our own as lone warriors. Those feminists and socialjustice activist And sex radicials who ignited the fires of discourse and those who keep it tended, be it raging or smoldering, deserve our respect regardless of how rigid, outrageous, or un-cool we perceive there politics or lifestyle to be.

We believe love is the revolution, and in revolution is our evolution. We evolve as we work at detecting and changing the culturally conditioned ideas, attitudes and beliefs in our heads that make it impossible to accept ourselves and the differences of others and keep us separated from the love in our hearts. Our ability to create a viable space to celebrate our differences and to not use disparity to dominate has everything to do with where we as individuals fit into the social structure of class, race, gender, ability, age and all the other isms, that forms the hierarchy of privilege and power within our own groups, communities and the world.

We'd love to hear from you. Send photos and stories to our ,webmistress@butchculture.com



The real power, as you and I well know, is collective.
I can't afford to be afraid of you, nor you of me.
If it takes head-on collisions,let's do it:
This polite timidity is killing us.
Cherri'e Moraga

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