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'''Femme''' (or '''fem''') is a term that can refer to both a feminine [[gender expression]] or a feminine [[gender identity]], and it generally exaggerates body features that are stereotypically feminine.<ref name="bustler">[https://www.bustle.com/articles/166081-what-does-femme-mean-the-difference-between-being-femme-being-feminine What Does Femme Mean? The Difference Between Being Femme & Being Feminine] on Bustler.com</ref> It was originally used to distinguish feminine lesbian and bisexual women from [[butch]] women, and it is still one of the main uses of the term. Additionally, it's common for trans and non-binary individuals to use the term to refer to their identity or expression even if they don't identify as lesbian or bisexual women.
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'''Femme''' (or '''fem''') is a term that refers to a queer person that has a [[gender expression]] considered to be feminine. It was originally used to distinguish feminine lesbian and bisexual women from [[butch]] women, and it is still one of the main uses of the term. It's common for trans and non-binary individuals to use the term to refer to their identity or expression even if they don't identify as lesbian or bisexual women.<ref name="bustler">[https://www.bustle.com/articles/166081-what-does-femme-mean-the-difference-between-being-femme-being-feminine What Does Femme Mean? The Difference Between Being Femme & Being Feminine] on Bustler.com</ref> However, this last usage is a bit controversial.<ref>[http://lesbiansovereverything.com/on-the-appropriation-of-femme/ On the appropriation of femme] on Lesbians over everything</ref>
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== Difference between ''femme'' and ''feminine'' ==
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The word ''femme'' can only be used to describe people in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. That means that [[cisgender]] straight women should use the term to describe themselves.<ref group="note">Note that, in French, ''femme'' means ''woman.''This articles is about the English usage of this word.</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 17:19, 13 June 2018

Femme (or fem) is a term that refers to a queer person that has a gender expression considered to be feminine. It was originally used to distinguish feminine lesbian and bisexual women from butch women, and it is still one of the main uses of the term. It's common for trans and non-binary individuals to use the term to refer to their identity or expression even if they don't identify as lesbian or bisexual women.[1] However, this last usage is a bit controversial.[2]

Difference between femme and feminine

The word femme can only be used to describe people in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. That means that cisgender straight women should use the term to describe themselves.[note 1]

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Notes

  1. Note that, in French, femme means woman.This articles is about the English usage of this word.