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What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive?

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...

Poll #911958 What is Subversive Slash?

When you say that Slash is subversive, do you mean

that slash fanfic subverts authorial intent?
5(5.1%)
that seeing media through slash goggles subverts authorial intent?
3(3.0%)
that slash fanfic subverts compulsory heterosexuality?
21(21.2%)
that slash fanfic subverts patriarchy?
1(1.0%)
that slash fanfic subverts conventional ideas of romance?
1(1.0%)
something else, which I will explain in comments?
4(4.0%)

Do you like your slash subversive?

Yes
39(38.6%)
No
5(5.0%)
Sometimes
57(56.4%)

Is sexually explicit slash more subversive than non-explicit slash

Yes
13(12.9%)
No
49(48.5%)
Sometimes
39(38.6%)

Does the phenomenon of more openly gay characters in popular media make slash more or less subversive?

More
4(3.9%)
Less
42(41.2%)
Neither
56(54.9%)

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
0(0.0%)
She should appear on lj but red-faced
3(3.1%)
She should hide out for a week and all will be forgotten
4(4.2%)
It's not that bad.
89(92.7%)
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