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What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive? - Mo's Journal
January 22nd, 2007
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What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive?

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From:mofic
Date:January 23rd, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
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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.

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