No. I lie. I read wank, laugh awkwardly, and then shamelessly keep tabs on it so I know how it ends. It's like a bad soap opera, or perhaps a train wreck. Anyway, I don't like wank, but I'm interested in it. I'd like to say it's a professional interest, but the truth of the matter is... I'm really nosy.
So. Wank. On a forum I frequent, someone posted a very wanky post. It was startling because the poster did not, and still does not, appear to be a troll. He (I make leaps with this assumption, but I'm sticking to my guns and saying he's a he) was commenting on a thread about Super Xander fics and misogyny... which was really just a gambit for discussion, not wankery.
Most of the entry is okay, but the part that floors me is this little gem of wisdom: "It's these same reasons that cause straight female teenagers to write maleslash fics when in reality they have absolutelly no logical reason to even spit on the direction of said genre. Why is a large portion of the maleslash-genre writers female? Usually it's because they cannot deal with the fact that their crush, either a fictional malecharacter that is not real or the actor of said character would not give them even a second of the day and they can't handle the fact, thus they either turn to bashing or trying to make them gay and that is usually a sign of some sort of mental illness. Because unless there's something seriously wrong with a person, a woman, either gay, straight or bi would not in anyway find male to male sex interesting and there for would have no reason to read about it or write it herself."
The bolded bit annoyed me the most. But, as much as I'd like to say I immediately roared out my straight, female, slash-writing, mentally ill outrage, I am a goddamn dork, because all I thought was, "Well. Somebody's been reading an outdated DSM..."
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