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VestalVirgin
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Fanfiction

Post by VestalVirgin » 30 Nov 2018 01:32

As those of you who read fanfic probably know, most of it is written by women. There's a lot of feminist potential there.

However, I haven't been able to find a site that isn't either misogynist (the probably largest German site is apparently owned by an outspoken misogynist and MRA) or hostile to gender critical feminists.

Are there feminist fanfic sites?

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DarthTerf
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Re: Fanfiction

Post by DarthTerf » 30 Nov 2018 02:50

I've never found anything. Explicitly feminist I would think is asking a little much - I'd be happy to find somewhere that isn't full of non-canon trans characters and unoriginal, plotless BDSM stuff. Given how much fanfiction is just porn written by woke twenty year olds, I really doubt there'd be a huge push for anything else. I would be all over a radfem recommendation network, making notes of reference to gender nonsense and gross porn/kink tropes, stuff like that. I even know a couple friends who could probably contribute.
Archive Of Our Own at very least has a very robust system to include/exclude tags in their own search system, and I use the Chrome extension AO3rdr to blacklist certain tags and keep track of stuff.

VestalVirgin
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Re: Fanfiction

Post by VestalVirgin » 04 Dec 2018 14:51

I'm mostly on AO3, too, but it just doesn't feel like "home" if that makes sense. Too much stuff I have to filter out if I even just want to be able to look at the tags.

A radfem recommendation network would be great, definitely!

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Re: Fanfiction

Post by Macha » 11 Dec 2018 04:06

I love fanfiction too; these sites aren't specifically Radfem but they are Lesbian written fanfic for lesbians, so that's really fun and straight and bi girls can enjoy the active portrayals of women initiating, doing not the old female passivity trope of waiting to be asked/kissed/rescued by a male so that is very Radfem. Xena warrior princess started the lesbian fanfic boom and these sites are where it all began:)
http://xenafiction.net/styles/athenaeum ... index2.cfm
http://www.ralst.com/ Passion and Perfection

I think fanfiction is very empowering for women, they create something, learn skills and share it with other women in a very cooperative way, I admire it. Please don't dismiss this, I think women are trained by society not to give value to what they create and they should. And that's very Radfem!

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