Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Kesiena Boom talkes about FEMME

A lot swirls around in my head as I watch the word “femme” take on all kinds of different meanings than the one I came out into. There is a lot to talk about here, and we will, my darlings, we will, but for today, take a look at Kesiena Boom’s excellent discussion of the whole “women and femmes” thing.

Kesiena, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for fearlessly and fiercely parsing through this perplexing phenomenon.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/03/women-and-femmes-phrase-in-queer-feminist-activism-makes-no-sense.html

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)

 

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