Feminist discussion group: Femme identity & femininity

13 Mar


Tomorrow’s FDG topic is femme identity and femininity. We want to talk about how we approach femininity in feminist and queer communities and in our own lives, and discuss issues of empowerment, autonomy, gender policing, internalised misogyny, and choice. We will be discussing whether feminine expressions can be reclaimed in a space of self-love and power and what it means to identify as femme.

As usual, all welcome, and it doesn’t matter how much you already know or don’t know about this subject!

1-2pm in Mary Cooke rooms (level 2 union house – next to Rowden White library & George Patton gallery)


  • Cosmoqueer: The Femme Issue (PDF)
  • Femme Wikipedia Entry
  • Zine “On Being Hard Femme”
  • “They’re not femme! OR Who has the monopoly on femme?”
  • Excerpts from that chapter from Nobody Passes “And then you cut your hair: genderfucking on the femme side of the spectrum”
  • http://queerfatfemme.com/about/why-queer-fat-femme/
  • some of my best friends are FEMME
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    2 Responses to “Feminist discussion group: Femme identity & femininity”

    1. lbqresearch March 16, 2012 at 7:40 am #


      My name is Rischa I’m a lesbian, doing research with our community.

      I am passionate about research because professionals use studies like this one to make decisions about our health care.

      I was hoping that you would want to get involved, especially by spreading the word on FB, Blogs, (real friends) Etc.

      For this study, we are looking for women (trans-community included) 18 years of age or older, who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning (LBQ). The purpose of this study is to learn about gender presentation and substance use in LBQ women.


      This study had been approved by the St. John’s University IRB. Thank you for your time.

      • belle oconnor March 20, 2012 at 9:23 am #

        Hi, thanks for you comment! I’ll spread the word 🙂

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