My Butch Career: A Memoir

My Butch Career: A Memoir

During her difficult childhood, Esther Newton recalls that she ?became an anti-girl, a girl refusenik, caught between genders,? and that her ?child body was a strong and capable instrument stuffed into the word ?girl.?? Later, in early adulthood, as she was on her way to becoming a trailblazing figure in gay and lesbian studies, she ?had already chosen higher education ove During her difficult childhood, Esther Newton recalls that she ?became an anti-girl, a girl refusenik, ca...

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Title:My Butch Career: A Memoir
Author:Esther Newton
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1478001291
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

My Butch Career: A Memoir Reviews

  • Joanna
    Dec 26, 2018
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    Mar 03, 2019
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    Dec 31, 2018
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    Dec 05, 2018
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    Feb 12, 2019
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  • Grady
    Mar 08, 2019
    ?A gender outlaw in the making? Author/activist Esther Newton is one of the more highly regarded pioneers of gay and lesbian studies. She has been a Term Professor of Women?s Studies at University of Michigan, Professor of Anthropology at Purchase College, State University of ...
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    Mar 25, 2019
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    Mar 31, 2019
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    Apr 10, 2019
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    Oct 03, 2018
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    Jan 30, 2019
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    Nov 28, 2018
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    Dec 24, 2018
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  • Leah
    Apr 03, 2019
    Quirky and endearing, and a great reminder of how recent feminism(s) are as political/social projects. The chapter on her (Esther's) parisian affair and attempts at writing a novel were for me the most vivid. Perhaps if she had written the novel? Parts of the memoir seemed to refuse......
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    Mar 05, 2019
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  • Ann
    Aug 08, 2018
    Ten pages into this book, and Newton says: "Young people do not see being butch as 'transgressive,' but lesbians challenge the gender hierarchy just as much, or more, by staying women. I am opposed to pressure being put on masculine girls and women to 'go all the way' by transitioni...
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    Nov 24, 2018
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    Jan 25, 2019
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    Dec 03, 2018
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  • Dustine
    Dec 21, 2018
    Absolutely incredible. ...
  • Carol Douglas
    Feb 20, 2019
    In this memoir, Esther Newton, a pioneer in the field of LGBT studies, tells how she developed her butch identity. She prefers the words dyke and butch to lesbian. She also tells of the difficult time she had as an anthropology graduate student and professor because of her sexuality. ...
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    Apr 08, 2019
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  • Emma
    Nov 25, 2018
    In a world where we now see gender role transgressions as crimes that can banish us from womanhood (how other many butches have heard that they need to ?just transition already??), stories like this are incredibly important for young lesbians and other gender non-conforming women. ...
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    Nov 25, 2018
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    Nov 25, 2018
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    May 19, 2019
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  • marimocheeks
    Apr 02, 2019
    Esther Newton impressively manages to be transphobic, racist, and classist without realizing a thing. It's unfortunate to waste so many words on introspection - apparently far more than an editor and five beta readers would allow in the book itself - and fail to understand some fundame...
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    Mar 09, 2019
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