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I've been thinking about how all of the fic I read lately is about boys.  I'm feeling pretty glum about it.

(These fandoms I've been following, guys, they are killing me with the woman-hate.  SPN and Merlin and Sherlock and their shiny, sexy boys and their dead or evil or broken (or what's maybe worse - uninteresting) women.  It becomes so easy to pretend those dead women don't matter, because they don't matter in canon, and they don't matter in a lot of the slash out there, and all that woman-hate is creeping into my brain, and I've got to start saying no to that shit.)

I had a whole rant written about my genderfail shame, but I think a more productive approach would be to actually go read some fic about women.  Maybe renew my reading of [livejournal.com profile] where_no_woman  and [livejournal.com profile] femslash_today , then work my way back to some old-school Xena fic.  But I also want to find new characters and fandoms and stories, ones I haven't experienced yet.  And I do know that if I actually start looking for it (instead of waiting for it to show up on the rec lists and comms that I've been following), I will find it.

So I'm wondering, f-list, where do YOU go when you want to read about female characters?  Which fandoms and comms and authors produce really juicy female-centric and feminist fic? 

Date: 2011-02-24 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ithiliana.livejournal.com
I've been told some of the most amazing fic about women (including but not limited to femslash) comes from the Devil Wears Prada fandom -- I could never stand to check it out because I loathed the whole premise of the show, and don't like that sort of 'realism' -- but apparently there's all sorts of reclamatory work being done over there.

Date: 2011-02-24 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleete.livejournal.com
Reeeaally. I've seen DWP come up some times in femslash rec lists but had avoided it due to my dislike of the movie. Maybe I'll give it a try.
Thanks for the rec.

Date: 2011-02-24 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ithiliana.livejournal.com
Yeah, I was a bit surprised myself--and I'm afraid I cannot remember who told me (and I never actually read), but the comments of the recommender stuck in my mind.

Date: 2011-02-24 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merisunshine36.livejournal.com
Check out [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, which is a women-centric multifandom fest that just ended (it runs annually from Feb 1-14). Vids, recs, fic, icons, picspams galore.

Date: 2011-02-24 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleete.livejournal.com
Sounds great - thanks so much for the rec.

Date: 2011-02-24 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] concinnity.livejournal.com
I'm eagerly reading the comments. Because, dude, WORD. Also, this is one of the reasons I love Merlin AUs so very much. Morgana <3 Gwen 4EVA.

Date: 2011-02-24 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleete.livejournal.com
Oh, Morgana/Gwen, that is true and lovely stuff. I really should read more of it. You wouldn't have any recs handy, wouldja? *hopeful face*

I suppose I should just hie myself over to the kink meme delicious page and search for M/G.

Date: 2011-02-24 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] concinnity.livejournal.com
Nothing I haven't sent you already. My fandom reading has dwindled rather dramatically lately. :( But I look forward to the ones you are about to send *me*! *beams*

Date: 2011-02-24 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] concinnity.livejournal.com
Oh, but you could check out http://ladiesbigbang.dreamwidth.org/ - I never got around to reading over there, but hey, bigbang!

Date: 2011-07-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pslasher.livejournal.com
Hmm, let’s see. I admit to being bad at keeping up with girl-centric fics and fandoms. I'm a slasher through and through, to the detriment of the ladies unfortunately. But I do keep track of communities with the hope that I'll follow them one day.

There's the AO3, most of which also link to a LJ or DW:
Half a Moon
Where No Woman
Femslash Kinkmeme
Fem Gen Ficathon, a large gen ladies collection.
LGBT Fest, All AO3 collections will let you filter by F/F under the Category tags
Queer Characters
Female Focus
There are actually quite a few female or femslash-centric AO3 collections, you just have to look through the Collections page.

And then there's Livejournal:
The Little Bang, a femslash Big Bang
Real Women Fest, a RPS kinkmeme
Passion Perfect, a multifandom community

And some others:
The Porn Battle, which has LJ, DW and AO3 communities.
some Delicious bookmarks by Zvi
My Delicious, which has some extra things I didn't link above.
Female Fest, a DW community centering around women

Date: 2011-07-08 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pslasher.livejournal.com
Whoops, here's a working link for Female Focus and the AO3 Collections page.


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