But today on TikTok? TikTok is a wildly popular mobile app—the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store, in fact. The majority of its million active users are ages , so it provides a little window into Gen Z culture. And Gen Z queers have apparently forgotten their history.
I'd really like to lean about what makes up each category I guess, or just learn what these titles mean male you. Not to pigeon hole anyone but just to learn. Correct me if im wrong but i think theres this spectrum of lesbian expression going from feminine expression to defied expression. I was always under the impression that a terms has a lot more piercings defied tattoos that your standard butch, and may be a bit more feminine presenting that a bull butch. I always thought stud was a moderators more redefined than butch. And that stud also has a racial component.
The Butches and Studs Who’ve Defied the Male Gaze and Redefined Culture
It is easy to think that lesbians identify as one community, however, within this group of women, there are different subcultures based on gender identity and expression creating a diverse narrative of the lesbian existence. On the other hand, Femmes are best described as queer women who undertake traditional feminine traits such as wearing high heels, make up etc. Because of this, historically it was butch women who were most easily identifiable in public due to their masculine appearance in a time where social norms heavily dictated how women dress and carry themselves.
Butch and femme are terms used in the lesbian subculture  to ascribe or acknowledge a masculine butch or feminine femme identity with its associated traits, behaviors, styles, self-perception, and so on. This concept has been called a "way to organize sexual relationships and gender and sexual identity". Both the expression of individual lesbians of butch and femme identities and the relationship of the lesbian community in general to the notion of butch and femme as an organizing principle for sexual relating varied over the course of the 20th century. The word femme is taken from the French word for woman.