So, a discussion on lemurgrrrl
's journal about various things mentioned subversive slash, and it turned out that different people in the discussion meant different things by "subversive", referring to slash. It got me thinking, and polling...
When you say that Slash is subversive, do you mean
that slash fanfic subverts authorial intent?
that seeing media through slash goggles subverts authorial intent?
that slash fanfic subverts compulsory heterosexuality?
that slash fanfic subverts patriarchy?
that slash fanfic subverts conventional ideas of romance?
something else, which I will explain in comments?
Do you like your slash subversive?
Is sexually explicit slash more subversive than non-explicit slash
Does the phenomenon of more openly gay characters in popular media make slash more or less subversive?
This is mofic's first attempt at a poll. How embarrassed should she be by it?
She should never show her face on lj again
She should appear on lj but red-faced
She should hide out for a week and all will be forgotten
It's not that bad.