The "Bachelor Maid" and the "Sissy Man" (1903)

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Title

The "Bachelor Maid" and the "Sissy Man" (1903)

Description

A newspaper column on a phenomenon called the "bachelor maid." The newspaper seems to liken "the bachelor maid" to a female version of the "sissy man." In the language of the era, this may have been a way of indicating a new performance of modern womanhood, in line with many of the suffragist and pioneers themes of the period. At the same time, the term signals a masculine woman in general, or potentially an archetype of what we might think of today as a lesbian. This article appeared in the Fort Collins Weekly Courier, but, as the article suggest, it was likely syndicated content taken from Ainslee's magazine. The article likely ran in several other small newspapers across the United States.

Source

Colorado Historic Newspapers

Publisher

"The Bachelor Maid," Fort Collins Weekly Courier, February 11, 1903, pp. 9.

Date

February 11, 1903

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain -- published before 1926

Format

PDF, JPEG

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper

Files

Citation

“The "Bachelor Maid" and the "Sissy Man" (1903),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed February 1, 2023, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/126.