Confessions of a Lesbian Feminist Slasher - Mo's Journal
Confessions of a Lesbian Feminist Slasher|
Great to read this!
And, ultimately, I write slash because I'm a lesbian and I like turning women on. Yes!!! so rarely talked about is the focus of our writing being each other, and not only the men we write about.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)|| |
Glad you liked it! I agree that in discussing slash people often leave out the readership. I'm not sure why.
i think it's challenging to talk about getting turned on, not only by the porn we are reading or writing, but by each others engagement with it. Challenging to people's own sexual identity, and to the relationships we build on line. And of course the ag old challenge to a world threatened sometime s by women empowering themselves, esp sexually.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Those are good points. For me it's a bit complicated by the fact that I have a lot of male readers, which I think is unusual for slash writers. I attribute that to my writing about coming out issues and some other stuff more interesting to gay men, often, than slash usually deals with. But anyway, I love hearing from male readers and particularly love hearing that the sex scenes sound realistic, because then I feel like I got it right :-). But when female readers talk about being aroused by reading the stories, I'm all "Tell me more" and when male readers do, it's more "That's nice" and a quick change of subject :-).