An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Ashi Studio F/W 2013-14 RTW
okay can we just establish that teenage girls writing dub con fic with warnings plastered all over them, author’s notes addressing the disturbing content, and the issues and trauma being dealt with in the actual narrative, is in no way normalizing, fetishizing, or supporting rape culture. it’s doing the opposite. it’s creating a discussion. it’s giving girls and women, and boys too—fans a safe, creative way to explore their fears and their trauma. yes, even ones who have been lucky enough to never experience sexual assault themselves. because the threat of sexual violence is something every girl lives under. and yes before you start, i am saying that as an abuse victim. so, to the people telling girls not to express themselves, i can only say that you’re wrong. i know you think you’re helping, but you are not. this is not a case of fetishization any more than queer kids writing queer porn is. as always, the real threat is coming from outside fandom, not within it. laws that prevent women from accessing birth control and sex education, a mainstream news media that is only too eager to blame the victim, a justice system that is openly hostile to survivors, these are the enemies. not some creative young women on the internet exploring themes that scare her.
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#rape for ts #dub con #non con #fandom #rape culture #sorry for the tmi guys #but i've been asked multiple times how i be so into dub con and be a feminist #i'd like to set the record straight #personally i like it because it feels good #like pushing your thumb into a bruise #and because i don't believe this weird idea that using your sexuality to work things through is somehow inherentyl unhealthy #if you're aware of what youre doing #then where's the problem? #i've been disturbed lately #by how much 'kink critical' rhetoric i've been seeing in fandom discussions #you do realize the 'kink critical' folks are the same folks who are 'trans critical' #not that being wrong about one thing necessarily makes you wrong about everything #but i'm suspicious of anyone who seems to think what an adult does with their own body #is somehow their business #and i am failing to see how calling other people's kinks morally wrong #isn't some fancy new form of slut shaming