Apr 16, 2018

Femme Invisibility

Femme. Noun. Slang.

A lesbian who is notably feminine in appearance.

Notably.

Worthy of note or notice,

Prominent, important, or distinguished.

Feminine.

Pertaining to a woman or girl.

Irony.

The juxtaposition of noteworthy, important and distinguished

used to describe someone

who is often

invisible.

Invisible.

Not perceptible by the eye; withdrawn from or out of sight.

Femme;

Invisible until partner present

until flirting at gay bar

until lights on

clothes off.

Until unwanted advances

or uncomfortable questions

until searching the dictionary for a word used without permission in presence

by someone who cannot see.

Queer. Adjective.

Strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint.

Viewpoint.

A place affording a view of something.

Perhaps a viewpoint requires sight.

Conventional.

Conforming or adhering to accepted standards.

Standard.

Something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison.

We are not comparable if we cannot be seen.

If our visibility is tied to our femininity

which is a terrible definition anyways.

Definition.

The act of defining, or of making something definite.

Definite.

Fixed, precise, exact.

Language is a queer thing.

Language. Noun.

A body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community.

Language is a queer thing.

Thing. Noun.

Some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described.

Femme is a queer thing.

Femme is queer

Language is what makes us seen.

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