Thursday, December 11, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Earth-Crunchy Dyke"

An "earth-crunchy dyke" are stereotypical lesbians or bisexual women who are usually die-hard feminists, activists, vegetarian/vegan, and embrace new age religions.

15 comments:

fourth wave said...

I can honestly say I've never heard this term before (crunchy, yes. granola, yes. earth-crunchy, no.) and I've been an out lesbian for over ten years. I'd love to know where you all heard this...maybe it's a regional thing. Also, Shane? Crunchy? Hmmm...not so sure.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on Shane... I saw that character as more gender-queer / non-gendered...

as for the term, well our culture is all made up fantasy any way :)

Emma said...

Ha, yeah, Shane is definitely not the "crunchy" type... still nice to look at, though. :)

CrackerLilo said...

Good call on Shane, commenters!

I've heard this. It's been applied to me 'cause I have long hair and I'm a Witch and a vegetarian. I get pissed, and just want to scream, "No, really, I'm a redneck chick with cholesterol issues and an allergy to everything that ever had feathers! No earth-crunchy here!"

Then again, stereotypes of all kinds suck.

mewi said...

Oh my... I never heard this term ( not really liking the term either ;p ), but it looks like I fall under the stereotype lol. Other than the religious part anyway ;p

rabbi lars said...

earth crunchy sounds very cute

Queers United said...

True, on Shane I just wanted to feature a cute lesbian chick, but maybe Melissa Etheridge would have been a better choice or Ani?

Queers United said...

Comments and emails taken into account, does the new picture do justice to the term?

Валушка said...

hahaha, i love your 'word of the gay' :)

Unite the Fight! said...

Hmm. I've always heard granola dyke. This is a new one. ;)

Emma said...

Yeah, the new pic definitely fits the term better. Shane was cute though...

I fit the crunchy stereotype too, except when it comes to religion: I'm a vegetarian, a feminist, a Women's Studies major, and an activist. I guess that makes me an earth-crunchy byke. :)

jGrrl said...

My friend KiKi called them "EarthMama Butch" I might fit, if I was vegan, but I'd eat a whole pig in a single sitting if it was roasted with pineapple :-D

Laurie said...

Never thought of them that way....
I like learning new words :)

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and Honey...yoga and me are like
oil and water....I don't get along with
anything that puts my body in a position that
it have never heard of :)

LOVES YA!!!!!!!!!!

bridgeout said...

OK. interesting! I am a lesbian and I play guitar... is that close? Is there a word for that? ;)

Queers United said...

hmmm probably! we can call you a lesbotarist.

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