Fansplaining: Writing Women
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|Episode Title:||Writing Women|
|Featured:||Elizabeth Minkel, Flourish Klink, breathedout|
|Date:||Feb 17, 2021|
|Focus:||Femslash fanfiction & fandom|
|External Links:||Episode 144: Writing Women on fansplaining.com. (Includes show notes, audio, and transcript)|
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"In Episode 144, “Writing Women,” Elizabeth and Flourish celebrate Femslash February by talking to breathedout, a longtime f/f fic and meta writer. They discuss her route into fandom through queer female erotica, fandom’s longstanding biases towards male bodies, what types of characters get to be “default” vs “political,” and the role desire can play in reading and writing."
Some Topics Discussed
- Different names for F/F fanfiction: saffic, femslash, WLW (an acronym for women loving women)
- A meta by breathedout: On the personal as normal; on the normal as political
- Villaneve, Andy/Nile Freeman in The Old Guard, canon queer women in Black Sails
- Femslash as a separate fandom community
"There is like, a dedicated core group of people who would consider themselves “femslash fandom,” in the same way that somewhat derogatorily you might say “migratory slash fandom,” people moving from m/m ship to m/m ship, and like, kind of viewing media looking for those two dudes to get together, right."
Reactions & Reviews
"#Goes over some very good points#Is applicable to more than just writing women#Solid read#very rec#much good"