What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive? - Mo's Journal
What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive?|
|Date:||January 23rd, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)|| |
I do think you're right that women taking control of their sexuality is always subversive in a society where men control women's sexuality. I think slash is challenging to compulsory heterosexuality, as I said elsewhere, because it takes away the firm belief in male characters' heterosexuality that limits the possibilities. I think it also challenges compulsory heterosexuality because it is largely a women's pursuit and one where women are writing in large part to provide sexual stimulation to other women - even with most of the women on all sides of this identifying as heterosexual, that challenges heterosexuality.