Butch is a Noun


By S. Bear Bergman

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 lifeoutside the gender binary.

This new edition includes a new afterword by the author.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; 2 edition (Aug. 1 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1551523699
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm