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"Lipstick Dyke" is a variation of the more popular term lipstick lesbian, one who presents in a stereotypically feminine way.
Seems almost a contradiction in terms, as dyke always brings up a more.. butch image.
I thought so as well, but there are many forms of gender bending out there.
I tend to find the term 'dyke' to be somewhat offensive and adding lipstick to it doesn't change that. Nah...I'm not really feelin' it!~Ray~
Well, I have described myself as a 'glamma dyke' in the past - is that better?
I quite like dyke as a word. However I;m relatively femme-looking and what DOES offend me is when I use the word dyke to apply to myself and (straight) people tell me I'm being hard on myself, like I just called myself a pervert!Lipstick dyke to me would suggest a particularly assertive, professional looking woman. Short hair, trouser suit, stark make up, no bullshit, where lipstick lesbian would be more full on femme. I particularly like glammadyke. Using that!
I don't like the word Dyke, but I like Lipstick Lesbian.
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