To me, Femme is all about presenting a false dichotomy.
The feminine is still seen as inherently weak, fragile, dainty, subservient etc. in society, and though it takes ‘second place’ to the masculine, only certain people are allowed access to presenting as feminine aesthetically; the skinny, those who are conventionally/socially sanctioned attractive, straight-cis-white women, the able bodied etc.
So to me, the Femme identity is all about those who are traditionally/historically denied access to aesthetic femininity snatching it back, deconstructing it, and reclaiming it proudly and loudly. We subvert what society expects of femininity, and re-imagine it into our own empowerment, our own purpose, and our own identities; as opposed to a fascist, oppressive, and prescribed purpose or identity.
This in itself is a very powerful act, and that, along with a more superficial subversion of “the feminine aesthetic” is where the false dichotomy lies: femininity is weak, fragile, dainty etc. so when those who are fat/queer/gender queer/disabled/poc etc TAKE BACK the femininity denied them, it negates that perceived weakness, makes people confront what they see as (un) feminine, and makes them realize that strong/powerful and feminine are not, and should not be, mutually exclusive terms.
I hope that made sense :S
yes, yes, yes! i am all about femme being loud, powerful, outspoken, and in society’s face. that is terrific. i am not about femme being restricted to class-privileged, white, cis women. there isn’t a “right” way to be femme. some people use qualifiers (hard, high, stone, etc.) and some don’t. people do femme on all types of budgets and with all sorts of bodies. everyone should be able to claim femme equally, be supported and empowered in that, and look fine doing so~~that’s what’s fabulous.
mmmm more V3 Gumi works from buzzG.
is it me or does V3 not sound drastically different from V2 in terms of pronunciation and pitch-handling quality
or maybe it’s just buzzG
(they said they were gonna fix the s-lisp issue but it still sounds metallic kinda)