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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Dykes in the City


Dykes in the City (DITC) is a clothing line marketed and created for lesbians, by lesbians. All I have to say is I'm not cool enough to wear any of it - I'd also look ridiculous. But - good for them.
"“Our target market has expanded even beyond the lesbian thing,"” said Niki Cutler, company president and co-founder. From skater boys to "“alternateens"” to simply supportive friends and family, Dykes in the City could more accurately be described as clothing "“for lesbians, and those who love lesbians,"” as indicated on their Web site.
Launched in April 2004, Dykes in the City has gone from a few friends sitting around a coffee shop in Baltimore, to a clothing line teeming with lesbian-oriented merchandise. Gender-blurring hoodies, work shirts, tube socks, hand-crafted belts and more are for sale in a few cities and at ditc.net, and hopefully one day, at its own retail store.

One interesting thing to point out. Cutler and Griffeth recently received a letter from the US Patent and Trademark office stating their request to patent their name was denied. The reason? "Dyke" is a derogatory term for a lesbian and therefore not eligible for a patent.
The DITC home page offers up this:

may 2004
dyke (dIk) n. Offensive Slang. Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian.

june 2004
dyke(dIk) n. Complimentary Slang. Individual with evolved confidence, expressing fearlessly their unique vision, sexuality and being.

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