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I tend to think this should be "femslash." "Femme" has an entirely different connotation, IMO. -Melina 23:14, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

I moved it to Femslash. It's a 2-to-1 ratio of Femslash to Femmeslash usage right now, so it should be filed under the more common term.


Are you sure about sapphic? Because I have never heard that as a fanfic term or as something Harry Potter specific. Do you mean saffic? kannaophelia tried to push that as an alternative for f/f but I don't think it ever caught on.

Added a link to Sapphic-hp, which is interesting as the main page uses "sapphic" while the inner pages of the website use the femmeslash spelling. Not sure I got the citation format right.--rache 04:53, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Edited to include discussion of "saffic" though not the post linked above. I think that some of the discussion posts from a few years ago about femslash vs. slash vs. femmeslash etc. are flocked now.

I kept Rache's edit re:Sapphic-HP but in a different context. --Ari 06:21, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I edited the last sentence -- about m/m slash being unmarked and femslash being marked -- because some fans, like me, *are* using the term equally, and not just arguing that it should be. And since it may be out of personal preference, they need not simultaneously argue that this should be the general application (I mean, I am not running charity campaigns against the usage of 'femslash' in my garden, but I prefer to use 'm/m slash' and 'f/f slash' if it's convenient and not clumsy to do so.) Yes, this is very nit-picky, but putting it so hypothetically evokes the impression that no-one ever does use 'slash' to denote/include 'femslash' -- I will happily concede it's becoming more and more of a minority position, but it's neither a non-existant nor an extinct usage. I hope that's not too jumbled, and my change reflected what I meant to express here. --Lian 00:59, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

(Personally, I use "boyslash" and "girlslash.") I expanded on your edit; I hope that's okay. Feel free to edit again if I've accidentally changed your meaning.--Ari 01:11, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
That's beautiful, and a much better reworking than I could have managed. Kudos! --Lian 04:29, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Xenaverse is what the fandom was called by people in the fandom. I thought it appropriate to use the fandom specific term when talking about another term specific to that fandom because it reflects the POV that the Xenaverse was a bit different and had its own terminology. I would prefer it if we could keep it that way. --Doro 14:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for pointing that out. I've never been part of that fandom so I wasn't thinking of that and was just interested in having working links. How about changing the text in this article back to Xenaverse but keeping the link directed to the Xene: Warrior Princess article? --User:Sophinisba 15:50, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Sure, that would work. :) --Doro 15:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Sapphic HP

That link isn't working for me. Has the site gone the way of the dinosaur? Franzeska 20:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

It seems so. --Ratcreature 11:56, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Communities listings

I did a lot of editing of this so that it is the way *I* would find most useful, eg in lots of little lists rather than one big undifferentiated one. I'm not 100% sure other people will see it as an improvement! Also: are there any femslash communities on IJ? sqbr 12:00, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Looks good. :) Although it might be useful to move all the links to a "Resources" subpage once there is more content about the history of femslash fandom on this page. --Doro 17:04, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


Femslash For Fans - Longtime fanfic author Allaine discusses "femslash", or sexual relationships between two women, in fan fiction today. Initial episodes will give listeners the opportunity to discuss favorite pairings from individual fandoms Allaine has worked in, while later episodes (if the show succeeds) will feature other fandoms, interviews with other authors, and facets of femslash in general. (Many, many interviews with BNF femslash authors and archivists from Xena, Voyager and Buffy to LJ fandoms.)

useful link?

havocthecat: Femslash. Is not. The same thing. As slash.--æthel 05:39, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

High f/f fandoms

There are certain fandoms that are perceived as having a noticeably higher relative quantity of f/f slash. Would including a partial list of these be relevant/interesting? I know there's meta around about which fandoms (and what type of fandom) draws f/f slashers, although I don't have links onhand. LeaHazel (talk) 16:20, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Sounds interesting to me! You could also mention that there´s meta about it, add a [citation needed] and hope that someone else has a link.--Tiyire (talk) 19:55, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
I have numbers, even! and talk about which fandoms have femslash, both in quantities and in proportions. I think the reblogs probably have more of the trying to understand why the numbers are the way they are bit, but hopefully that's a good place to start! Sungabraverday (talk) 10:18, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

separate conventions page(s)?

I just saw some info about TGIF/F and made a page for it, I hope someone can fill in more info. --msilverstar (talk) 19:08, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

History of the Genre

The history section is getting pretty big and I was wondering if it could use it's own page, similar to what History of Slash Fandom has for slash? --Magpie (talk) 18:36, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Good idea. I'll start one, and cut and paste info on it from this page. --MPH (talk) 18:41, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
I was thinking of doing something similar for the Prevalence section, since 'why isn't there more femslash' is kind of this fandom's Why Slash (or I'm at least finding it to be one of the most common themes written in femslash meta) but I wasn't sure what to call it. Prevalence of Femslesh, Why Isn't There More Femslash, Why Not Femslash? Any thoughts or suggestions would be grand! Magpie (talk) 21:04, 2 December 2016 (UTC)