Dear fandom, reading/writing fanfiction that turns white, heterosexual men into gay men while ignoring and writing out women and people of color is, in fact, not primarily about gay rights or feminism, no matter what you tell yourself. We can talk about intersectionality of slash fiction when, you know, slash starts being primarily about people other than pretty, white heterosexual men with positions of power and agency within their own narratives. Or, you know, when femslash isn’t something you actively have to hunt down. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to see the proliferation of slash (and not slash as a genre itself) as a manifestation of how patriarchal narratives train women (and men!) to mostly care about and identify with (white!) male characters while writing women and people of color out.
― prozacpark (More on fandom and slash, this time with stats and numbers.)