“Among 🏳️🌈 the #LGBTQ+ community, femme is a descriptor that can feel as inherent to someone's identity as #lesbian, #bisexual, or #genderqueer. So to see the word emblazoned across a pink shirt that was first sold at a mainstream store like #Madewell and then eventually found its way to Buffalo Exchange was a little jarring. How many straight women have worn the shirt completely oblivious of the queer history it invokes?
Maybe they need a simple and bold way to state their defiance🤷♀️. But as much as I feel that ‘sharing is caring,’ I wish they would find another word.”
Have you ever experienced a situation where you felt like queer culture was being appropriated by cis straight people? Do you think that cis straight women have an argument for “femme”? Comment below 👇 and tap the link in bio for Kassie’s whole story.