I'm pretty sure that everyone who reads this is familiar with the whole butch/femme thing, but in case you aren't I'll try to give a simple explanation, even though I am by no means an expert. "Femme" is used to describe someone with a more feminine personality, and "Butch" is used to describe someone with a more masculine personality. Sex or gender have nothing to do with whether or not someone is butch or femme, but if your mind is halfway open, you know that already. ;)
This is the result of an online Butch/Femme test that I took Nov. 2001
Your score placed you in the category of Strong Femme. This is often called a "femme butch" type. In a ranking across the femme/butch gamut, if 1 is femme and 100 is butch, you fall between 33 and 40 on the scale. Your type is the majority of the femme and the female population and includes a fair number of males.
You identify as female rather than femme. Your raising and socialization, however, has implanted enough of traditional femme roles and obligations, though, that you don't quite make it to the bridge category of Androgyne which lies between femme and butch. You are practical in child raising but have no qualms about calling a babysitter when you've had enough for the day. You are a good co-provider in a balanced partnership but resent carrying the full financial weight. You expect your partner to help you with your home and while you prefer order to chaos, won't do their share for them. You are independent and proudly female, and don't really mind living alone, though you'd prefer not to. You insist on good communication in your relationships. You are most comfortable with Androgynes and Gentle or Feminist Butches as partners, rarely dating other femmes, though admittedly physically you find them attractive. The butch "mystique" or the balance in an Androgyne attracts you more. You get along well with most types, though Extreme Femmes you find a bit overdone and aren't entirely comfortable with Extreme Butches.
This quiz is strictly just for fun and isn't meant to accurately determine your identity or anything like that. I found my result was pretty accurate, though, so I decided to include it on this page. There were a few sentences in particular that I can really relate to:
"Your raising and socialization, however, has implanted enough of traditional femme roles and obligations..."
I was raised by a single father, and a lot of people are surprised I didn't turn out more butch because of this. My dad did his best to raise a young lady, and always treated me as such, but never supressed my interest in "unlady-like" things, like baseball and martial arts.
"You are a good co-provider in a balanced partnership but resent carrying the full financial weight. You expect your partner to help you with your home and while you prefer order to chaos, won't do their share for them."
Damn, how true is this? I am all about fairness and doing my share of things in a relationship. However, I refuse to do it all. I expect a little in return. I usually don't expect as much as I give, because whoever I'm dating tends to get spoiled a lot. ;) (I live for buying flowers, presents, etc.) I just expect basic things, like my phone calls to be returned and stuff like that. I haven't lived with anyone yet, but when I do, I will sure as hell expect them to clean up after themselves and help me out with bills, etc. I don't, however, expect to be taken care of financially. I don't think anybody should expect that.
You are most comfortable with Androgynes and Gentle or Feminist Butches as partners, rarely dating other femmes, though admittedly physically you find them attractive.
Again, right on the button. If you handed me a magazine and asked me to pick out all the hot girls, I would most likely pick out a bunch of femmes. The girls I fall for usually aren't, though. I wouldn't be comfortable dating someone as femme or more femme than me. I am much more at ease with someone more butch than I am. I have been in a femme/femme relationship, though. I tended to perceive her as more andro, but hey, her identity is up to her, not anyone else. I guess what I'm trying to say is that although she id'd as femme, she was more butch than I was, and I liked that. I think that's why our relationship worked so well. She was all about opening doors and carrying things for me, and I was happy to let her do it because I knew it made her happy.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am femme. I look femme (makeup, longer hair, etc.), act femme (most of the time), and want people to perceive me this way. I like being femme.