Studs and protest-hypermasculinity: the tomboyism within black lesbian female masculinity.

@article{LaneSteele2011StudsAP,
  title={Studs and protest-hypermasculinity: the tomboyism within black lesbian female masculinity.},
  author={Laura Lane-Steele},
  journal={Journal of lesbian studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          480-92
        }
}
In this article, I use the ethnographic work I conducted in the summer of 2009 with Black lesbian women from South Carolina to show how Black female masculinity has been influenced by historically based constructions of Black gender. I will argue that these studs strategically construct and perform their masculinity in ways that shield them from sexism, racism, and homophobia both in and out of their Black community. By adopting the particular type of masculinity common among their Black male… CONTINUE READING
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