posted a link to this Teen Vogue Article on Twitter, "How One Girl Learned About Sex From Harry Potter Fan Fiction"
I had a little flag waving rant about it:
This may not be why I write, but I am proud our fanfiction communities help educate young people on sexual behaviours, help them develop a positive, empowering sexuality free of taboo. Men have porn, women have fanfiction and through this medium has emerged an incredible support system. Women helping women. Women educating women. Fanfiction counteracts the female objectification and humiliation found in male-oriented porn. Fanfiction creates safe spaces for minorities and marginalized groups. It gives them representation. It gives them a voice.
Fanfiction is our fucking shout that: THIS IS HOW WE LIKE SEX. THIS IS HOW WE LOVE.
Words have power. They’re our weapons against sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, bi-phobia, misogyny, bigotry and plain old ignorance.
This is our quiet revolution.
Watch us write.