• mads.alonso

Pretty Dyke: What does that even mean?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

I would like to think that I have coined the term "Pretty Dyke," but I could be very wrong. A Pretty Dyke is someone who identifies with the masculine undertones of the word "dyke," however they are more into fashion and matching shoes with their bandanas rather than camping and stereotypical "dyke" interests.

The term "Pretty Dyke" may very well be enforcing the stereotypes of lesbians, but I do have to say that stereotypes are there for a reason (Zing!).

We could sit here and name off all of the lesbian stereotypes- lumberjack lesbians, lipstick lesbians, pillow princesses, tool belt lesbians, and the list goes on... however, we are here to focus on the Pretty Dykes- The ones who will gladly tell you what to wear if you are having trouble deciding, the lesbians you can count on for outfit and color coordination inspiration, that one lesbian friend that actually has a nail file under their bathroom sink, and most importantly, the lesbian who will compliment your nails when you get them done bi-weekly.

If you're thinking:

"I'm not sure what to do with this information, Mads."

My response:

We Pretty Dykes have an important contribution to the stereotypes of lesbians and I encourage you to thank your Pretty Dyke friend for noticing those great jeans you have on and she didn't even mention she was looking at your butt.

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