Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag



➸ [Read] ➳ Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag By A.K. Summers ➽ – E17streets4all.co.uk First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a wor First pregnancy can be a Nine Long Kindle Ø fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber Pregnant Butch: Kindle - femininity Teek wonders, Can butches even get pregnant Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can But what happens when they do Written and illustrated by AK Summers, and based on her own pregnancy, Pregnant Butch Butch: Nine Long PDF ↠ strives to depict this increasingly common, but still underrepresented experience of queer pregnancy with humor and complexity from the question of whether suspenders count as legitimate maternity wear to the strains created by different views of pregnancy within a couple and finally to a culturally critical and compassionate interrogation of gender in pregnancy Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must read for would be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and conversation starter for those who always assumed they got being pregnant.Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

AK Summers is the creator Nine Long Kindle Ø of the comic zine Negativa, and the animated shorts Topless Dickless Clueless and World Without Femmes She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summers lives with Pregnant Butch: Kindle - her partner and son in Providence, Rhode IslandPregnant Butchis her first graphic novel.

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    Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag MOBI Ô finally to a culturally critical and compassionate interrogation of gender in pregnancy Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must read for would be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and conversation starter for those who always assumed they got being pregnant."/>
  • Paperback
  • 118 pages
  • Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag
  • A.K. Summers
  • English
  • 28 February 2018
  • 1593765401

10 thoughts on “Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag

  1. says:

    I was going to write a full on review, but then I realized 1 this book is going to be overdue at the library if I try, and I m tired of paying late fees for books I ve actually finished reading, and 2 the title pretty much says it all If you like the sound of a graphic memoir called Pregnant Butch Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, you ll like this book I will say real quick that I loved the moment when she realizes that all those things you can do during labor standing, squatting, showering I was going to write a full on review, but then I realized 1 this book is going to be overdue at the library if I try, and I m tired of paying late fees for books I ve actually finished reading, and 2 the title pretty much says it all If you like the sound of a graphic memoir called Pregnant Butch Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, you ll like this book I will say real quick that I loved the moment when she realizes that all those things you can do during labor standing, squatting, showering can only help you manage the pain so much, and only up to a certain point, because this kind of pain is not supposed to improve Next picture a naked pregnant woman facing a huge tidal wave and screaming, NO I can t That moment when you realize that it doesn t matter what you think you can or can t do because this is just plain happeningthat s the moment when everything changes That s probably an even bigger life changer than having a kid.I kind of want to reread it now, but it s a little late for that.Tiny update Thank you, Goodreads, for running those if you like this book, you might like these books ads, because that s how I first found out about this book I know I yell at you all the time for recommending books for me that I ve already read and rated and reviewed here, and I m probably going to scream if you keep showing me that ad for the first Harry Dresden book now that I m in the middle of the 14th in the series and yes, I m reading them in order but I do appreciate it when you tell me about books like this one that I probably wouldn t have heard of otherwise Oh, and I m glad my local library is hip and groovy enough to carry it

  2. says:

    Okay, as a straight white middle aged male, I just may not be in the target demographic for this book Seriously, Summers seems to have, and reasonably, a GLBT audience in mind, and yet, is it interesting and useful for us to get to know what it might be for GLBT couples to raise children I think so This book depicts a time not so long ago, turn of this century, yet seems longer ago because of world changing GLBT events and dramatic attitude changes Summers admits that it is now a kind of his Okay, as a straight white middle aged male, I just may not be in the target demographic for this book Seriously, Summers seems to have, and reasonably, a GLBT audience in mind, and yet, is it interesting and useful for us to get to know what it might be for GLBT couples to raise children I think so This book depicts a time not so long ago, turn of this century, yet seems longer ago because of world changing GLBT events and dramatic attitude changes Summers admits that it is now a kind of historical document, given some prejudices that existed then that werepronounced then, yet still existing today, of course If that were not the case, I would say a title like Pregnant Butch Nine Months Spent in Drag would be unsurprising, a yawner But this is still unconventional enough an act even for butch lesbians, of course, as Summers makes clear to be of general interest I live in Oak Park, IL, one of Out magazine s best places for GLBTQ folks to live in the world, so there may be plenty of potential readers here in the GLBTQ and the rest of us in this blue village I have some personal interest My sister and her wife had a baby, fourteen years ago, and it was a both marvelous and traumatizing event for my largely religiously conservative family relations, now largely healed, thank heavens This book helped me recall those days, and call my sister to tell her about the book Artisically it is just okay, this memoir It is too busy and dense in the layouts on each page, with often too many words for my taste in comics But it is interesting, blunt, rowdy, graphic in content and visually And often really funny, about first time childbirth for anyone, though some specific issues for pregnant dykes, of course A fine and insightful and entertaining contribution to lgbtq literature

  3. says:

    This book showed a lot of promise and I enjoyed the first half until I encountered A.K s transphobic rant halfway through She has no idea what she s talking about and would have done a lot better to stick to her own experiences instead of trying to devalue and mock the experiences of those young kids and their trans genderqueer stuff these days She comes off like the gross womyn born womyn only tribes Go hang out at Mich Fest and lay off writing books, A.K I don t want that transphobic This book showed a lot of promise and I enjoyed the first half until I encountered A.K s transphobic rant halfway through She has no idea what she s talking about and would have done a lot better to stick to her own experiences instead of trying to devalue and mock the experiences of those young kids and their trans genderqueer stuff these days She comes off like the gross womyn born womyn only tribes Go hang out at Mich Fest and lay off writing books, A.K I don t want that transphobic garbage in my house in the donate box

  4. says:

    Touching and thinky I wish I d had this to read during my own pregnancy, back in the dark ages Loved the art and humor Side Note It still blows my mind that it costs so much that it costs anything for pre natal medical care and delivery in the U.S.

  5. says:

    I loved this POV and the art is terrific I didn t love the rad fem transphobic weirdness in the middle I won t ever really get that.

  6. says:

    I haven t had children so skipped all those books about what to expect when you re expecting, but the title of this book is what hooked me Nine long months spent in drag Tell meThis graphic memoir recounts the authors experiences as she navigated this heavily trodden path as a not just a queer woman, but a butch one at that There is humor and aggravations galore, but it all turns out well in the end The art is good and I especially enjoyed the nod to Tintin This is a fun and informa I haven t had children so skipped all those books about what to expect when you re expecting, but the title of this book is what hooked me Nine long months spent in drag Tell meThis graphic memoir recounts the authors experiences as she navigated this heavily trodden path as a not just a queer woman, but a butch one at that There is humor and aggravations galore, but it all turns out well in the end The art is good and I especially enjoyed the nod to Tintin This is a fun and informative look at her experience, and the intersection of gender and pregnancy

  7. says:

    I got an advanced copy of Pregnant Butch to review for The Queer Book Club of Providence We ll definitely add it to our list.I was not a big fan of graphic novels at first Since we ve read a few in the Club, I m slowly beginning to enjoy the form a littleand get over my snobbiness about comics The story line, drawing, and what I d call the deeper meanings of this book are all worth exploring.The plot line is pretty simple butch dyke decides to bear a child, and does What happens alo I got an advanced copy of Pregnant Butch to review for The Queer Book Club of Providence We ll definitely add it to our list.I was not a big fan of graphic novels at first Since we ve read a few in the Club, I m slowly beginning to enjoy the form a littleand get over my snobbiness about comics The story line, drawing, and what I d call the deeper meanings of this book are all worth exploring.The plot line is pretty simple butch dyke decides to bear a child, and does What happens along the way is what happens to most women who have a child they discover that who they thought they were, they aren t The extra annoyances and insults of being a butch in a straight world add another layer of complexity and indignity to the huge change that being pregnant is.But, oddly, what I came away from the book feeling is that butch, femme, straight, single mother, plural partners what binds all women together is this common experience of drastic change that comes along with our hormones Menarche, sprouting breasts, pregnancy, menopause oh, mama, we have to be quick on our feet to manage all this.The drawing varies from very complete to sketchy, from as the author calls it herself strongly influenced by Tintin toinformal, contemporary, and dare I say it even a little Bechtelian drawing I found this endearing, as it echoes the constant changing that our hormonal life brings.There are some holes in the plot line It s never clear why Teek decides to get pregnant, except that she feels old There is no discussion between her partner Vee and herself, at least that we see, about which of them might want to be the biological mother and why In fact, Vee seems to have very little to say about it all When Teek accuses her of abandoning her to do the hard labor of birthing by herself, the reader wonders why, if there was no discussion about this beforehand, Teek would ever expect it to be otherwise.I recommend this book Not just to lesbians, but to anyone, childless and parents alike The insights into the butch world, a world that may be vanishing, is worth it The humor lightens what might otherwise be a rather gloomy, introverted book The experience deepens Teek s understanding of her identity as a butch woman as well as the many changes we all undergo during our lives

  8. says:

    Gender is hard.

  9. says:

    I was recommended this book because I was also a pregnant butch caveat as an enby, I use the term differently than the author At first I enjoyed it it aptly portrayed the relentless stress of engaging the cishet world as a pregnant queer person But then there came the transphobic panels, contained largely in the section titled And More Tests, starting on page 53 She says that going through childbirth made her a less insecure butch, but I look at these panels and it s clear she needs to I was recommended this book because I was also a pregnant butch caveat as an enby, I use the term differently than the author At first I enjoyed it it aptly portrayed the relentless stress of engaging the cishet world as a pregnant queer person But then there came the transphobic panels, contained largely in the section titled And More Tests, starting on page 53 She says that going through childbirth made her a less insecure butch, but I look at these panels and it s clear she needs to work on that Here, she used art to make fun of and fundamentally misrepresent the experiences and reasoning of transmasculine and genderqueer people so close to her on the spectrum that it felt like a particularly low blow I get that when you re questioning, you have to rule out identities for yourself, but you don t throw other people under the bus to do that.Anyway, dear readers, given that there are so few narratives on this topic, you still might find this a useful memoir But if you re going to read this, read with certain pages omitted

  10. says:

    Oh man I totally read this in December 2017 and had ZERO memory of it I get mad at Oriana for wielding this as a sword against books because as much as is different between what we like and don t like one thing is for certain we will forget the shit out of EVERYTHING, loved or despised.Anyway yeah so when it came up we were gonna do it in book club I saw that I hadn t starred or reviewed it which is something I do sometimes if I am mad at something but don t feel like it would be OK to tell th Oh man I totally read this in December 2017 and had ZERO memory of it I get mad at Oriana for wielding this as a sword against books because as much as is different between what we like and don t like one thing is for certain we will forget the shit out of EVERYTHING, loved or despised.Anyway yeah so when it came up we were gonna do it in book club I saw that I hadn t starred or reviewed it which is something I do sometimes if I am mad at something but don t feel like it would be OK to tell the Internet, so I was like oh I must have not liked this book.Then I was reading reviews and a handful of them accuse it of transphobia so I was like maybe that is what happened I thought it was problematic and left it a blank But no not at all I reread this and like it so much I can see what people are reacting to in the part that gets accused of being transphobic but I don t think there s a real critique there, from how I m reading it.Anyway yeah this is a fun read and a cool artifact and I love love love so much the way she draws herself, it just makes me completely adore her

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