TW: This column discusses harassment campaigns, radical feminism, suicide, death threats and indoctrination, as well as pedophilia in the context of false accusations. Anti-shipping in fandom isn't new. For as long as fandom has existed - our earliest sense of an organized fanclub for any book or franchise is the original Sherlock Holmes series -- … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Anti-Shipping is a Bad Faith Position
TW: As you might have gathered from the title, this column discusses incest, fanfiction policing, pedophilia, and abuse (of various kinds; child sexual abuse, relationship abuse and parental abuse all come up.) Ah, the fanfiction wars. They'll probably never end, and trying to determine when exactly they began is a matter of definition more than … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: Metaphorical Incest, Fanfiction and Cultural Taboos
Fandom is stereotyped, not that unfairly, as the pursuit of the amateur. However, increasingly, there's a push to be professional in fan spaces - which isn't always a good thing.