When cross-dressing is involved, there is always a multi-layered combination of heterosexual and homosexual tension. University of Pennsylvania Press. There was fluidity. We suppose it's not all bad? This suggests to me that, while readers may imagine themselves in the place of one of the male characters, they may also objectify them at the same time. This chapter focuses on this creative outpouring by female manga fans, and especially to the venues in which they are displayed and circulated.
Although I may risk seeming to endorse a sort a social evolutionary paradigm in saying this, it seems that such communities are at a point at which profound contradictions between their current socio-economic structure and ingrained gender values arise, a situation which is the hotbed for the "feminine mystique" phenomenon.
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This was tied in with various promotions, and I was left with the impression that this very popular duo was formed from the start with a yaoi marketing angle in mind. Some of these males may have been gay, but not all. To be sure, there on the lawn of Big Site I saw the occasional isolated male otaku, socially impaired, poring over the day's purchases.