Comic Book / Bitchy Butch
The comic Bitchy Butch is a spin-off from Roberta Gregory's Bitchy Bitch
. The nameless character Bitchy Butch (sometimes called "Butchy") is a homosexual counterpart of the other comic's protagonist Midge. Published as one stand alone album as well as in Naughty Bits.
Has Examples Of
- Aggressive Categorism: Butchy do this all the time, living in her own unhealthy little world where all men (and all heterosexual women) are total Jerkasses. The only time she managed to see a guy for the nice person he really is, she refused to see that he's male.
- Author Avatar: The author herself makes guest appearances as a character in the comic. Sometimes as narrator, and sometimes bickering with the main character.
- Badass Gay: Butchy is one... in her daydreams.
- Butch Lesbian: The protagonist's main problem is that she limits herself to this stereotype.
- Captain Ersatz: Butchy is a homosexual version of Midge. However, she is not an Alternate Self of Midge: They exist in the same world - and yes, they do hate each other. Of course they do.
- Categorism as a Phobia: Butchy is portrayed as suffering from severe heterophobia to the point that she can hardly take a walk outdoors because she freaks out over seeing people being openly heterosexual.
- Category Traitor: Butchy is very quick to brand other women as Gender Traitor for not sharing her misandry (hatred & prejudice against men).
- Crapsack World: The narrative portrays the world this way... or is it just that it's the world seen through the eyes of a bitter bitchy bitch?
- Destructive Romance: One of the main sources of the protagonist's permanent foul mood is that she got her heart broken by her first serious Girlfriend. First the Girlfriend was unfaithful, sleeping with another woman without asking for an open relationship first. When discovered, she declares open relationship retroactively, and Butchy accepts it on a theoretical level. On a emotional level, she obviously never got over it.
- Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: This trope is a stock complaint from various versions of The Fundamentalist, feeling oppressed by the existence of Atheists and Gays and so on. Even when the Atheists and Gays are simply minding their own business. Especially then, actually, since they thus send the heretical political message that they somehow deserve to exist.
- We also have butchy herself, with these feelings against men and heterosexuals.
- Heteronormative Crusader: They are everywhere. (But only some of them are real - others are Windmills in Butchy's own mind.)
- Het Is Ew: From Butchy's point of view.
- Internalized Categorism: The heroine learned in her teens that she's a horrible person, and took it to heart. As an adult, she doesn't believe in that stuff anymore, but it's obvious that she still has a lot of self-hatred inside her and that her aggressive attitude is partly an overcompensation for this.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Butchy hates them. Because they are "traitors". Because they "are not real lesbians". And most importantly because they won't sleep with her, although she'd never admit that this is part of the problem.
- Misanthrope Supreme
- Pride Parade: Butchy tend to hate the parades because they are inclusive. (She's a bitter and hateful lesbian who resents bisexuals, transgender people, lesbians who don't hate men, men of any orientation, and so on. All Played For Laughs.) And yet, even she grows to reluctantly enjoy them.
- Rape as Backstory/Rape and Switch: Notably averted - Defying the stereotype that homosexuality is caused by Parental Incest, Butchy was never molested... unlike her heterosexual counterpart Midge.
- Sour Prudes: Butchy never seems to quit whining about supposedly prudish women, mostly because she's frustrated that they won't leave their boyfriends and start having sex with her instead. Ironically, it's hinted that Butchy herself has been quite the Sour Prude to her previous girlfriends (only hinted, since the stories are all told from her biased perspective where everything was always their fault and never hers) .
- Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Butchy is often portrayed this way, unlike her more genuinely unsympathetic counterpart Midge.
- Windmill Crusader: Bitchy Butch is infamous for this among her fellow LGBTQ activists. She's paranoid about men (oppressors all of them!) and heterosexual women (traitors!) as well as lesbians (potential traitors, "not real", or whatever), and see the religious right in every shadow.
- Windmill Political: In Butchy's somewhat unhealthy mind, pretty much everyone is either a Heteronormative Crusader or a traitor who has given in to them. Ironically, this paranoia makes her narrow-minded and effectively a bit of a Heteronormative Crusader herself.
- You Are What You Hate: Butchy hates bigots, but quite frankly she is a bigot. Mostly against other lesbians, who she hates for not being as maladjusted as herself. One of her targets for this is the author herself (who exists as a semi-character inside the comic). Also, she hate bisexuals, but in one of the episodes, she has a crush on a gay guy.