Mannishness


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Mannishness

See also Boyishness.
Amazon
female warrior. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 18]
Boadicea
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
Bradamant
female knight-errant. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Brass, Sally
couldn’t tell her apart from brother Sampson. [Br. Lit.: The Old Curiosity Shop]
Omphale
Lydian queen; wore Hercules’ lion skin. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 269]
Rosie the Riveter
popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
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It is likewise surprising that a woman who was renowned for her mannishness should have appointed her niece as sole executrix and not her kinsman Abraham Robinson.
Now her mannishness denoted an oddness in her lifestyle and an unnatural erotic desire; for instance, Miss Barnevelt, "a lady of masculine features," in Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison (1753-54) was comically coded as desiring women because of her masculinity, and the gun-toting and cross-dressing Harriet Freke in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (1801) was explicitly lesbian.
Cahn, "From the 'Muscle Moll' to the 'Butch' Ballplayer: Mannishness, Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U.
27) Mannishness in the early 1900s and male-identified sexual forms in the 1970s and 1980s can, then, both be read as lesbian representational strategies, aimed at solving different problems of lesbian representation.