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[[Masculine of center]] (MoC) is a [[queer]] [[masculine]] identity. As described by the grassroots organization BUTCH Voices, this is a term that was "coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for [[lesbian]]/[[queer]]/[[women|womyn]] who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as [[butch]], [[stud]], [[ag|aggressive/AG]], dom, macha, tomboi, [[transmasculine|trans-masculine]] etc."<ref>"Who we are." ''BUTCH Voices.'' http://www.butchvoices.com/who-we-are/</ref>
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[[Masculine of center]] (MoC) is a [[queer]] [[masculine]] identity. As described by the grassroots organization BUTCH Voices, this is a term that was "coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for [[lesbian]]/[[queer]]/[[women|womyn]] who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as [[butch]], [[stud]], [[ag|aggressive/AG]], dom, macha, tomboi, [[transmasculine|trans-masculine]] etc."<ref name="butc_WhoW">{{Cite web |title=Who We Are |author= |work=BUTCH Voices |date= |access-date=31 January 2021 |url= http://www.butchvoices.com/who-we-are/}}</ref>
   
Masculine of center is not a trans-only identity; cis women can also be masculine of center.<ref name="bogi_Why">{{Cite web |title=Why “women + nonbinary” is not a good idea |author=Takács, Bogi |authorlink=Bogi Takács |work=Bogi Reads the World |date=2 September 2018 |access-date=13 November 2020 |url= http://www.bogireadstheworld.com/why-women-nonbinary-is-not-a-good-idea/}}</ref>
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Masculine of center is not a trans-only identity; cis women can also be masculine of center.<ref name="bogi_Why">{{Cite web |title=Why “women + nonbinary” is not a good idea |last=Takács |first=Bogi |authorlink=Bogi Takács |work=Bogi Reads the World |date=2 September 2018 |access-date=13 November 2020 |url= http://www.bogireadstheworld.com/why-women-nonbinary-is-not-a-good-idea/}}</ref>
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The term "masculine of center" has been criticized for oversimplifying "gender expression down to a simple gradiation, with pure femininity on one end and pure masculinity on the other."<ref name="butchenough">{{Cite web |title=Gender is a landscape not a line ** |author= |work=Butch Enough |date=31 July 2011 |access-date=31 January 2021 |url= https://butchenough.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/gender-is-a-landscape-not-a-line/}}</ref>
   
 
== Notable people ==
 
== Notable people ==

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Masculine of center (MoC) is a queer masculine identity. As described by the grassroots organization BUTCH Voices, this is a term that was "coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer/womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as butch, stud, aggressive/AG, dom, macha, tomboi, trans-masculine etc."[1]

Masculine of center is not a trans-only identity; cis women can also be masculine of center.[2]

The term "masculine of center" has been criticized for oversimplifying "gender expression down to a simple gradiation, with pure femininity on one end and pure masculinity on the other."[3]

Notable people

One notable person who identifies as masculine of center is the American fashion designer and activist Nik Kacy, who also identifies as third sex and and genderfluid.[4]

See also

References

  1. "Who We Are". BUTCH Voices. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  2. Takács, Bogi (2 September 2018). "Why "women + nonbinary" is not a good idea". Bogi Reads the World. Retrieved 13 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Gender is a landscape not a line **". Butch Enough. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. Coblentz, Natalie Yvette (23 February 2015). "NiK Kacy: The First Gender-Equal Luxury Footwear Line". dapperQ. Retrieved 5 June 2020.