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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:executrix
Date:January 23rd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)

The Women Men Don't See

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galadhir make me think of something else: commercial entertainment is SO driven by perceptions (not always accurate) about what adolescent and young-adult males will want to see, that in effect anytime women (especially over-30 women) want entertainment that reflects our interests, we have to hand-craft it.

Not only aren't TPTB ever going to give us the Batman and Robin Get Married episode, they probably aren't going to give us a helluva lot of episodes of *any* kind that we find interesting, or that deal with subjects like being a superhero while raising kids on a limited budget. Much less terrifying things like woman friends talking about something other than men.
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From:mofic
Date:January 24th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)

Re: The Women Men Don't See

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Yes, that's very true. A whole lot of us got into this whole fanfic enterprise because we couldn't find the stories we wanted to hear in more conventional outlets. So we looked for them in fandom and in some cases we found them and in others we wrote them.
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From:executrix
Date:January 24th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: The Women Men Don't See

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You're right--let me modify that statement for excessive generalization. But a LOT less than 53% of popular entertainment is about any kind of women or women's interests or issues.
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