Lipstick or Timberlands? Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities

  title={Lipstick or Timberlands? Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities},
  author={Mignon R. Moore},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={113 - 139}
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  • Published 1 September 2006
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Mignon R. Moore Lipstick or Timberlands? Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities C onsider the ways in which the following women explain gender pre- sentation in one black lesbian community: Asa Bambir (age 34, executive assistant): 1 In New York I saw more of this butch-femme thing and I was a little floored by it, a little shocked, like why do people have to play these roles? . . . But at the same time I looked at it in awe because there was a part of my childhood when I… 
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