Ugly lesbians are an unfortunate staple of pop culture, yet also represent an offensive and harmful stereotype. From YouTube compilation videos with over 600,000 views to merchandise selling the term or quizzes assessing “uselessness” of lesbians – this stereotype has persisted for years and perpetuated within queer communities worldwide. Hatred directed at butches, masc and stud lesbians stems not just from homophobia or fear of association with men but from racism, classism, fatphobia and misogyny as well – thus further increasing tension within queer communities overall and increasing its spread into queer communities worldwide.
Uncommon depictions of ugly lesbians often include them wearing dungarees; in Elizabeth Peel’s study on terminology associated with LGBT identities, she observed that this term often described lesbians and bisexual women.
What exactly does it mean to be an ugly lesbian? The definition depends on your presentation and personal tastes – dressing or looking how ever suits you best will only increase or diminish happiness levels! Whatever style or look is chosen, remember that inner beauty should also be valued equally with physical features.
Some people assume all lesbians are butches or boi because they do not appear “straight”, yet this perception should never dictate who or what you find attractive – this is why deconstructing harmful myths and misconceptions surrounding gay and lesbian identity are of such vital importance.