It's easy to use the phrase "correlation doesn't equal causation" when it comes to defending something you love. We're all guilty of doing it, I'm guilty of doing this once or twice or three hundred thousand times in my life. It's rather toxic to choose to actively not recognize problems that happen within your own community, and it’s also toxic to dispute someone else’s opinion supported by evidence of your community’s problems with “You wouldn’t understand because you’re not a part of the fandom.” The other person completely understands your fandom but that’s why they’ve chosen to stay out of it.
With the news and controversy surrounding actress Amber Heard, I thought I would write about my thoughts on DC Comics' Aquaman, a film I enjoyed but a film with some issues.
Yaoi. One of the many genres under the term that everyone has made fun of at least once or twice, anime. Yaoi, Boys Love and Shounen Ai are all just various names you could use to refer to this sub-genre of Japanese entertainment. Most people would describe it as cute, adorable, and great for the LGBTQ+ community. I, a queer non-binary femme individual, would describe it as insulting, disturbing and downright rape positive, and I'm going to tell you why, but first, we need to know what yaoi is and where it came from.