knight_ander (knight_ander) wrote,
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Reverse Sexism on the Fan Fiction Boards

It just pisses me off!

I just spotted a story in The Saga section of tf.n's fan fiction boards about Obi-Wan financing his exile by stripping at a "Ladies" Club in Mos Esley (a story that has been going on and off for a couple of years now, apparently) and it just pisses me off how far it pushes the bounds of not only the Terms of Service, but of good taste as well. And the primarily female reader/writer-ship of the boards is just eating it up! Look, I understand the viewpoint of calling it a "Parody" but if I was a Mod (and every single one of the Mods in the FF boards are female right now) the story would have been locked for taking liberties with the TOS.

This sort of thing happens all the time when the "bare-chested Anakin" boarder is pasted up on the Resource page with the line "Ladies, I'm over here." Look, I like to admire a beautiful member of the opposite sex as much as the next person, but I don't go off and start a thread entitled "Woo-Hoo! Look at Hayden's hairless chest! Yummy!" (something that actually happened a year or so ago.) Sheesh! If Liam or Ewan took off their shirts in any of the episodes, the place would be a flippin' mad house!
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