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One of these days, I'll stop reading porny slash during my gender studies lectures. :D


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Nov. 22nd, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Well, the reasons for and against slash as a concept are both gender/sexuality-related. Ignoring homophobic reasons, the main reason against it is that it doesn't depict gay relationships in an honest way, and objectifies homosexual men. The main reason in support of it is that most pornography is aimed exclusively at men, and almost all of it objectifies women. This gives women a chance to create and distribute something which is sexually appealing to them. You're probably not thinking of that as you read your slash, but it can be a subject for academic discourse! Someone at my college did their literature senior project on the topic of slash/bl/yaoi!
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