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Growing Pains: 25 Problems Only Butch Women Will Understand

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25 Problems Only Butch Women Will Understand


1. When people assume because you’re look butch, you’re butch in every way – “Just because I’m wearing a flannel doesn’t mean I own a drill.”

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2. When you enter an all female changing room, you’re instantly aware of your lesbian appearance; which causes you not to make eye contact with anyone – awkward.

… hmmmm, or maybe not!

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3. When you go into a women’s bathroom, and hear “Excuse me, sir, you’re in the wrong room”.

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4. When you want to wear a suit, but are not able to find one that fits.

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5. When the shop assistant calls you sir.

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6. When your boobs refuse to fit into any shirt.

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7. When you try on men’s jeans, and have to deal with the fact you have hips.

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8. When you have to buy a new bra.

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9. When kids stare and ask you questions like “Are you a girl or a boy?”

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10. When old people stare, and then tut disapprovingly. You know their trying figure out if you’re a man or a woman.

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11. When you go to a new hairdresser and have to explain how you want your haircut short “like a boys”. Then coming away with haircut that’s more femme than you wanted.

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12. When people expect you to always carry the heavy bags.

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13. When people expect you to fix things, even tough you have no technical abilities.

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14. When your girlfriend teases you for not being able to open jars.

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15. When you start to cry and get told “But you’re butch. NO FEELINGS ALLOWED.”

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16. When relatives buy you femme clothes, and ask you to at least try them on.

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17. When people ask you to wear something a little less “manly”, just to make it easier for others

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18. And when you do, people telling you look “good as a girl.”

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19. When people expect you to date only femme women.

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20. When straight guys assume you want to ogle women with them.

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21. When you like something that’s considered “girly” and people are really confused.

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22. When gay guys hit on you.

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23. When straight women hit on you.

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24. When straight guys hit on you.

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25. When people assume you’re “the man in the relationship”

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