May. 30th, 2010

riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (I LOVE YOU KICKPUNCHER)
AGGH I JUST TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN'T DO THIS.

I made a deal where I won't picspam until I'm done with all my chores for today, though, so there's that.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (shirley's got her eye on you)
Ugh, I've stopped and restarted this several times, and inside me there's a much longer version of this post in which I explore in depth the problems with navigating in the world that we live in and what that says about how we navigate fannish space, and also the problems I've been having lately with the concept of fannish policing, but I will say this:

Can we stop conflating not writing/shipping het pairings (or not writing/shipping an equal ratio of male/male and female/female pairings) with misogyny? Please? It's a lot more complicated than that, and I've been seeing a lot of very dense, difficult issues compressed into a dismissive simplicity that isn't necessarily accurate.

Not to mention the fact that I personally don't write or ship het (with a few queered exceptions) because I am queer and am in fandom partly in order to escape all that het stuff.

(Also, if you don't think this is about you, then it probably isn't. I just felt like I had to be cranky in my own space rather than wank it up in the spaces of others.)

ETA: To be clear, I thoroughly enjoy reading and sometimes writing what I call "queered-up het", and my scorn is most certainly not including this realm of fandom.

ETAx2: Jube, as usual, hits the nail right on the fucking head.

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