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Circumcision in Real Life and in Slash - Mo's Journal
January 21st, 2007
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Circumcision in Real Life and in Slash

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From:thelastgoodname
Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
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It would make an interesting content analysis project to take a large sample of slash sex scenes and categorize them according to whether the characters are circumcised, uncircumcised, or undetermined from the description.

That would be fascinating. I imagine you're right that "undetermined from the description" would be the largest category. I would want to question the authors about their thought processes concerning the subject, too, because I have a vague idea that the percentage that has solid, though-out reasons for their decision is not a majority.
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From:mofic
Date:January 22nd, 2007 11:56 am (UTC)
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would want to question the authors about their thought processes concerning the subject, too, because I have a vague idea that the percentage that has solid, though-out reasons for their decision is not a majority.

I think you may be right. What's fascinating about circumcision as a topic - both in fanfic in real life - is it is at the same time something that many people have *very* strong feelings about (see the folks popping in here from HP fandom because they thought I'd be advocating writing circumcised HP characters) and that many other people just never think about at all (just assume that what their cultural experience is is universal).
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