Hi friends, welcome to Feminist Fujoshi, home of the Ever-Growing List of 100% Consensual BL Manga! I love BL and consume a loooot of BL, but despite (or because of) how much I love the genre, the poor representation of women, absolutely abysmal treatment of consent, and many other problems all too common in BL are continual points of frustration for me. I also think feminism provides a useful analytic lens through which to examine these problems, as well as other areas of feminist interest (i.e. politics of class, disability, sexuality, race/ethnicity and more.) So I made this blog, first on tumblr and now on WordPress in order to vent, turn my rambling into something productive, and hopefully entertain/inform fellow fans of BL and fellow feminists who are tired of the awful in the genre.
I really want to keep this a fun, informal space, as well as one that’s safe for people of all identities (marginalized identities). That means:
- Talk to me! Leave comments! Offer your thoughts, opinions, requests and questions! My perspective is very limited, it’s just my own and no one else’s, so I’d love to see other people add their own unique experiences and insights.
- If you have information I don’t or you think I’ve screwed up, please let me know! Especially if you have access to Japanese feminist scholarship (on media studies in general or BL in particular)
- No slurs, no antagonism, no apologism
- More rules may be added when/if this blog becomes a bigger thing
If you want to support the blog, buy me something to review! DMP, its imprint June, and SuBLime publish BL manga and novels in English, most BL anime and OVAs are produced by J.C. Staff and Studio Deen (although there are definitely exceptions) and licensed in English by various companies; finally, the English Boys Love Games Index lists BL games available in English, and VN localization companies Sekai Project, JAST USA and MangaGamer are good sites to keep an eye on for BL VNs, although most of their selection is het. You can also find almost everything on Amazon and Amazon Japan!
That’s it! A big thank you to my followers, and I hope you all enjoy the blog!!