We all have gender expression. And in most cases, the first time we stumbled upon our gender is at birth (or ultrasound scan) when we show our genitals, I am a girl, I am a boy. At that moment, everything on that day and at that place is supposed to be and will be a man or a woman, is sealed to us like a second skin.
Gay and lesbian universes.
Queer Words is the section of this blog in which we expand information about some words that we are finding during the realization of our Gay and Lesbian Dictionaries. The subtitle we have given to this section does not delimit the scope of words, but it is part of our effort to appropriate those words that have done so much damage, to remove that negative charge with their explanation and history, and sometimes with some humor.
The words used to attack sexual diversity tell us about the societies that use them and the times in which they originated, and sometimes the information they offer us opens doors to other worlds that are in this, more or less hidden. In others we find words or concepts present in most societies or so unique and special that deserve to be highlighted. Words of faggot, butch, transgender or half and half.
Kesser Vater is a term used in Germany to appoint lesbians. On many occasions it can be found translated into English as “Butch” and into Spanish as “Marimacho”, however these translations and explanations describe just a hint of the reality behind this expression.