Articles on Femme: A Bibliography (1958 - Present)


"Anna Bergman." Girlfriends, Vol 11, Issue 8 (Jul 2005): 10.

Bailey, J. Michael et al. "Butch, Femme, or Straight Acting? Partner Preferences of Gay Men and Lesbians." Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Vol 73, Issue 5, (Nov 1997): 960-973.

Bailey, Marlon M. "Gender/Racial Realness: Theorizing The Gender System In Ballroom Culture." Feminist Studies, Vol 37, Issue 2 (2011): 365-386.

Boerner, Heather. "Atlanta's Femme Mafioso." Curve, Vol 17, Issue 2 (March 2007): 15.

----- . "Femme Fashion." Curve, Vol 17, Issue 3 (April 2007): 40-41.

Califia, Patrick. "Gender-Bending." Advocate​, Issue 376 (1983): 24.

Carfagnini, Jess. "What One Femme Has Learned About Self-Identifying vs. Labeling Others." Canadian Woman Studies, Vol 24, Issue 2/3 (Winter/Spring 2005): 108-110.

Carr, C. "Tomboyism Or Lesbianism? Beyond Sex/Gender/Sexual Conflation." Sex Roles, Vol 53, Issue 1/2 (2005): 119-131.

"Cold War Femme." GLQ: A Journal of Gay & Lesbian Studies, Vol 11, Issue 1 (2005): 1-22.

"Confessions of a Skirt-Chaser." Body Politic, Issue 108 (November 1984): 51.

Coyote, Ivan E. "Hats Off To Beautiful Femmes." Xtra West (Vancouver) Issue 416 (2009): 21.

Crawley, Sara L. "Are Butch and Fem Working-Class and Antifeminist?" Gender & Society, Vol 15, Issue 2 (April 2001): 175-197.

Dark, Kimberly. "Two Poems: Genetic Lottery Work of Art." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 12, Issue 4 (2008): 393-397.

DeClue, Jennifer. "Queer Mother of Color." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, Vol 15, Issue 4 (2009): 615-617.

Dowling, Dar. "Fierce Femmes." Curve, Vol 23, Issue 7 (Sep 2013): 64-65.

Enguchi, Shinsuke. "Negotiating Sissyphobia: A Critical/Interpretive Analysis of One 'Femme' Gay Asian Body in the
Heteronormative World." Journal of Men's Studies, Vol 19, Issue 1 (Winter 2011): 37-56.

Eves, Alison. "Queer Theory, Butch/Femme Identities And Lesbian Space." Sexualities, Vol 7, Issue 4 (2004): 480-496.

Fleming, Lauren Marie. "Queer Femme Follies." Curve, Vol 17, Issue 1 (Jan/Feb 2007): 34-35.

Foad, Lisa. "A Big Fat Revolution." XTRA (Toronto), Issue 556 (16 Feb 2006): 25.

Galewski, Elizabeth. “Figuring the Feminist Femme.” Women’s Studies in Communication, Vol 28, Issue 2 (2005): 183-206.

-----. "Playing Up Being A Woman": Femme Performance And The Potential For Ironic Representation." Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol 11, Issue 2 (2008): 279-302.

Gozemba, Patricia A., and Janet Kahn. "In and Around the Lighthouse." Sojourner: The Women's Forum, Vol 16, Issue 10 (June 1991): 1-4.

Grubb, R. J. "Femme-Lib on the Rise." Bay Windows, Vol 22, Issue 33 (29 July 2004): 3-19.

Hahn, Christine et al. "Queer Femme Nation." Gay People's Chronicle, Vol 22, Issue 29 (19 Jan 2007): 1.

Harris, Laura A. "Femme/Butch Family Romances: A Queer Dyke Spin on Compulsory Heterosexuality." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 73-85.

Hiestand, K. R., S. G. Horne, and H. M. Levitt. "Effects Of Gender Identity On Experiences Of Healthcare For Sexual Minority Women." Journal Of LGBT Health Research, Vol 3, Issue 4 (2007): 15-27.

Highleyman, Liz. "Licking the Knife: Exploring the Edges of Femme Gender." Sojourner: The Women's Forum, Vol 23, Issue 3 (Nov 1997): 17.

Hok-Sze Leung, Helen. "Thoughts on Lesbian Genders in Contemporary Chinese Cultures." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 123-134.

John, Merryn. "Who's That Girl?." Curve, Vol 23, Issue 10 (Dec 2013): 64-64.

Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky. "The Hidden Voice: Fems in the 1940s and 1950s." Sojourner: The Women's Forum, Vol 23, Issue 3 (Nov 1997): 7-8.

Kennison, Rebecca. "Clothes Make The (Wo)Man: Marlene Dietrich And "Double Drag." Journal Of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 147-156.

Khordoc, Michele. "Mary Lambert." Lesbian News, Vol 39, Issue 6 (Jan 2014): 38-39.

Kraus, Natasha. "Desire Work, Performativity, and the Structuring of a Community: Butch/ Fem Relations of the 1940s and 1950s." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol 17, Issue 1 (1996): 30-56.

Laporte, Rita. "The Butch/Femme Question." The Ladder, Vol 15, Issue 9/10 (1971): 4-11.

Lehavot, Keren, Yamile Molina, and Jane Simoni. "Childhood Trauma, Adult Sexual Assault, And Adult Gender Expression Among Lesbian And Bisexual Women." Sex Roles, Vol 67, Issue 5/6 (2012): 272-284.

Lekus, Ian. "Interview with Amber Hollibaugh." Peace & Change, Vol 29, Issue 2 (Apr 2004): 266-321.

Lev, Arlene Istar. "More Than Surface Tension: Femmes in Families." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 12, Issue 2/3 (2008): 127-144.

Levitt, Heidi M, et al. "Explorations of Lesbian-Queer Genders: Butch, Femme, Androgynous or 'Other'." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 25-39.

Levitt, Heidi M. and Katherine R. Hiestand. "Gender Within Lesiban Sexuality: Butch And Femme Perspectives." Journal Of Constructivist Psychology, Vol 18, Issue 1 (2005): 39-51

Levitt, Heidi, et al. "The Misunderstood Gender: A Model for Modern Femme Identity." Sex Roles, Vol 48, Issue 3/4 (Feb 2003): 99-113.

Levy-Warren, Anna, et al. "The Coming-Out Process Of Young Lesbian And Bisexual Women: Are There Butch/Femme Differences In Sexual Identity Development?." Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol 38, Issue 1 (2009): 34-39.

Lewis, Shauna. "The Femme Project." Xtra West (Vancouver), Issue 497 (6 Sept 2012): 21.

Luzzatto, Diana, and Liora Gvion. "Feminine But Not Femme: The Dual Lesbian Body." Journal Of Homosexuality, Vol 48, Issue 1 (2004): 43-77.

Maltry, Melanie and Kirstin Tucker. "Female Fem(me)ininities: New Articulations in Queer Gender Identities and Subversion." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 89-103.

Maltz, Robin. "Genesis of a Femme and Her Desire: Finding Mommy and Daddy in Butch/Femme. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 61-72.

Marcus, Erica et al. "For Femmes and their Butch friends (Gender fuckers of all stripes will be welcomed)." San Francisco Bay Times, Vol 26, Issue 36 (9 June 2005): 22-23.

Martin, Del, and Phyllis Lyon. "Chapter 3: Sexuality & Sex Roles." Lesbian/Woman. Volcano Press, 1972.

Nestle, Joan. "Butch-Fem Relationships: Sexual Courage in the 1950s." Sapphic Touch​, Vol 1, (Jan 1981): 63-76.

-----. "Butch-Femme Relationships: Sexual Courage In The 1950s." Restricted Country (January 1987): 101-109.

-----. "Butch-femme Relationships: Sexual Courage In the 1950s." Lesbian Culture: An Anthology. Freedom, CA: The
Crossing Press, 1995.

"The Outsider." Diva​, Vol 195 (2012): 12.

Parsons, Jeffrey T. et al. "Butch Bottom – Femme Top? An Exploration Of Lesbian Stereotypes." Journal Of Lesbian Studies, Vol 16, Issue 1 (2012): 90-107.

Peluso, Natalie. "Introducing High-Femme Drag: A Critical Discussion." Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association; 2009 Annual Meeting: 1-21.

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Laksmhmi. "Femmes as gender outlaws." Xtra (Toronto), Issue 570 (31 Aug 2006): 14.

"Queer Femme Confab Comes to Chicago." Windy City Times, Vol 23, Issue 48 (13 Aug 2008): 5.

Rosenzweig, Julie M., and Wendy C. Lebow. "Femme On The Streets, Butch In The Sheets? Lesbian Sex-Roles, Dyadic Adjustment, And Sexual Satisfaction." Journal Of Homosexuality, Vol 23, Issue 3 (1992): 1-20.

Ryan, Maura. "The Shimmy Shake Protest: Queer Femme Burlesque as Sex-Positive Activism." Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association; 2008 Annual Meeting: 1-24.

Sarra, Samantha et al. "Femme Aggressive." Capital Xtra (Ottawa), Issue 223 (16 Sept 2010): 15.

Shatto, Rachel. "Raise Your Fist." Curve, Vol 24, Issue 3 (April/May 2014): 68.

Shoemaker, Deanna. "'Pink Tornados and Volcanic Desire: Lois Weaver's Resistant 'Femme(nini)tease' in 'Faith and Dancing: Mapping Femininity and Other Natural Disasters'." Text & Performance Quarterly, Vol 27, Issue 4 (Oct 2007): 317-333.

-----. "Queer Punk Macha Femme: Leslie Mah's Musical Performance in Tribe 8." Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, Vol 10, Issue 4, (Aug 2010): 295-306.

Smith, Dainty. "The New Fight." Xtra (Toronto), Issue 691 (21 April 2011): 27.

Smith, Liberty. "Listening to the 'Wives' of the 'Female Husbands': A Project of Femme Historiography in Eighteenth-Century Britain." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2 (2002): 105-121.

Smyth, Cherry. "Trash Femme Cocktail." Sight & Sound Sept 92, Vol 2, Issue 5, 39.

Sweeney, Elizabeth. "Young, Hot, Queer & Crip." Capital Xtra (Ottawa) , Issue 210 (9 Sept 2009): 19.

Vanasco, Jennifer. "The Death of Femme." Southern Voice (27 May 2005): 25.

VanNewkirk, Robbin. "'Gee, I Didn't Get That Vibe from You': Articulating My Own Version of a Femme Lesbian Existence." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 10, Issue 1/2 (2006): 73-85.

Wachsler, Sharon. "Still Femme." Sojourner: The Women's Forum, Vol 23, Issue 3 (Nov 1997): 16.

Walker, Lisa. "The Future of Femme: Notes on Femininity, Aging and Gender Theory. Sexualities, Vol 15, Issue 7 (Oct 2012): 795-814.

Ward, Jane. "It Takes A Village To Do And Undo Gender: Towards A Theory Of Gender Labor." Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association (2006): 1

Ward, Jane. "Gender Labor: Transmen, Femmes, And Collective Work Of Transgression." Sexualities, Vo. 13, Issue 2 (2010): 236-254.

Weaver, Lois. "Performing Butch/Femme Theory." Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 2, Issue 2/3 (1998): 187-199.

Weber, Janis W. "Social Class as a Correlate of Gender Identity Among Lesbian Women." Sex Roles, Vol 35, Issue 5/6 (Sept 1996): 27.

Wee, Amie. "Queer Invisibility: A Femme Dilemma." Express, Issue 562 (6 Nov 2013): 11.